Swashbuckling romantic adventure from 1951 set in 19th Century France, picking up where the Alexander Dumas original leaves off. The sword of the Count of Monte Cristo is not only valuable in itself, but the engraved symbols provide clues to the whereabouts of his missing fortune. The country's conniving chief minister will stop at nothing to gain possession of the sword. But he is challenged by an officer loyal to Emperor Louis Napoleon. Aiding the officer is a beautiful countess, leading a double-life as a masked vigilante.