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Carl Theodor Dreyer
Ned Thacker, through prenatal suggestion, is born in Kansas with the spirit of D'Artagnan, of Gascony, and, naturally, his gallantries are very much misunderstood by maids and matrons of today, but when he falls in love with Dorothy Morane it takes something more than a millionaire rival to head him off, and it takes even more than a half-crazed Indian guide and the face of the Grand Canyon to keep him from the lady of his choice; not even her mother can do that. Written by
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The El Tovar Hotel, prominently shown in the movie, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. See more »
When Chin-de-dah leads Vandeteer and Elsie through the Canyon, the shadows of the cameraman and another crew member are visible on the ground. See more »
Except for Douglas Fairbanks, whose name appears above the title, there is no cast list. Actors are introduced by intertitle cards just before they appear on the screen. The IMDb cast list therefore uses this "order of appearance" sequence. See more »
Boyish adventurer Douglas Fairbanks (as Ned Thacker) imagines himself as an Alexandre Dumas-like "D'Artagnan of Kansas", but local town-folk aren't taken by his chivalrous "Three Musketeers" routine. On the road seeking greener pastures, Mr. Fairbanks meets sweet young Marjorie Daw (as Elsie Dodge). She is promised, however, to middle-aged millionaire Eugene Ormonde (as Forrest Vandeteer). Their love story takes a back seat to Fairbanks' athletic antics, with trusty Tully Marshall (as James Brown) providing his usual good support.
Tully comes in handy when Navajo nasty Frank Campeau (as Chin-de-dah) goes out looking for a "white woman" for sex - of course, she's also Fairbanks' choice for a mate. A Native American Indian, Mr. Campeau greets Fairbanks by saying "How," and ends up with egg on his face. The cast and crew stay at the El Tovar Hotel, with the backdrop of Arizona's "Grand Canyon" providing an exciting location for Fairbanks and company. "A Modern Musketeer" was missing a couple of reels until recently. Now, a full-length restoration is available.
***** A Modern Musketeer (12/30/17) Allan Dwan ~ Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Tully Marshall, Frank Campeau
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