In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of "Lichtenburg" in the Balkans. Rightful ruler Zona hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France. The visiting Count of Monte Cristo falls for Zona and undertakes to help her, masquerading as a foppish banker and a masked freedom fighter.
Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.
Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White