A young man grows restless living in a small Kansas town, dreaming of the adventures of the Three Musketeers. So in hopes of becoming a modern D'Artagnan, he mounts his steed (a Model T ... See full summary »
A young man grows restless living in a small Kansas town, dreaming of the adventures of the Three Musketeers. So in hopes of becoming a modern D'Artagnan, he mounts his steed (a Model T Ford) and sets out across the West in search of excitement and adventure. Written by
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This was the first film shown at the newly built Rivoli Theater in New York City. 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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