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King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for ... See full summary »

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Dorothy Revier ...
Vera Lewis ...
Madame Peronne
Rolfe Sedan ...
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Gordon Thorpe ...
Young Prince / Twin Brother
Nigel De Brulier ...
Ullrich Haupt ...
Lon Poff ...
Father Joseph
Charles Stevens ...
Henry Otto ...
The King's Valet
Léon Bary ...
Athos (as Leon Barry)
Tiny Sandford ...
Porthos (as Stanley Standford)
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King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for revolution, and has him sent off to Spain to be raised in secret to ensure a peaceful future for France. Alas, keeping the secret means sending Constance, lover of D'Artagnan, off to a convent. D'Artagnan hears of this and rallies the Musketeers in a bid to rescue her. Unfortunately, Richelieu out-smarts the Musketeers and banishes them forever. Richelieu enlists D'Artagnan to look after and protect the young prince. Meanwhile, de Rochefort learns of the twins and Richelieu's plans, and kidnaps the twin, raising him in secret. Many years later, with Richelieu dead and the young prince crowned King Louis XIV, Rochefort launches his plan. The king is kidnapped, replaced with his twin, put in an iron mask so as not to be recognized, and led off to a remote castle to be held prisoner. Louis XIV is able to ... Written by Theron Trowbridge <Tmonk@concentric.net>

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21 February 1929 (USA)  »

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Die eiserne Maske  »

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Trivia

Nigel De Brulier had already played Cardinal Richelieu in the 1921 film "The Three Musketeers" and would again in the 1935 film of the same name. In addition, he also played Richelieu in the 1939 film "The Man in the Iron Mask." See more »

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Porthos: Come on! There is greater adventure beyond.
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Soundtracks

One for All, All for One
(1929) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Jo Trent
Music by Hugo Riesenfeld and Louis Alter
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An Entertaining Version of the Familiar Tale
19 June 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is an entertaining version of the legend, familiar from the Dumas novels and numerous movies, of the Musketeers and "The Iron Mask". D'Artagnan is a very good role for Douglas Fairbanks, and as always he makes his character human, likable, and energetic. The story-telling is straightforward, but it has plenty of action and moves at a good pace. The version that has the added narration by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. also works well. The narrative is well-written and lively, and nicely complements the action on-screen.

The old-fashioned style of filming works pretty well for this kind of story, Fairbanks is in his element, and he gets good support from the rest of the cast as well. This is a fun feature for anyone who likes silent films.


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