When the young and successful merchant sailor, Edmond Dante`s, sails back to Marseille to marry his fiance, he finds himself falsely accused of a crime he did not commit, and imprisoned, without trial, in the Chateau d`If! It is during his incarceration that he learns of the existence of a colossal treasure buried on Monte Cristo, and upon escaping from his jailers, he manages to reach the island and uncover the treasure. With this newly acquired wealth, Dante`s sets his revenge in motion! Years later, it is rumored that the count of Monte Cristo has secreted a large cache of his fortune in the dungeons of Chateau d`If. Now, numerous smugglers, aboard untrustworthy skiffs, set forth towards the castle, hoping to get their hands on the fabled treasure!