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The Three Musketeers (1939)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  17 February 1939 (USA)
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D'Artagnan sings and fronts for slapstick cowardly Ritz brothers posing as musketeers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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The Ritz Brothers ...
Binnie Barnes ...
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Pauline Moore ...
Lady Constance
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Naveau
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Athos (as Douglas Dumbrille)
John 'Dusty' King ...
Aramis (as John King)
Russell Hicks ...
Gregory Gaye ...
Vitray
Lester Matthews ...
Egon Brecher ...
Landlord
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Storyline

A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A musical comedy version of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers.


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17 February 1939 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Stars the real life siblings, The Ritz Brothers, who were vaudeville stars much like the Marx Brothers, but not as successful. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where horsemen are chasing a carriage containing Milady and D'Artagnan along a country road, an electric power substation can briefly be seen in the background. See more »

Quotes

D'Artagnan: She's a walking post office.
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Connections

Version of Les trois mousquetaires (1921) See more »

Soundtracks

My Lady
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Samuel Pokrass
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Don Ameche
Reprised by Pauline Moore and Don Ameche
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not bad at all!
7 August 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The renowned late British film historian Leslie Halliwell includes this film in his book " Halliwells hundred" as one of the funniest and under-appreciated musical spoofs in his long film going experience...this prompted me to take a look at it , and indeed it IS funny and it makes one wonder why the Ritz brothers are now all but forgotten by the general public(well, that shouldn't surprise anyone, as the "general" public has the memory of a fruit-fly when it comes to classic cinema...) and their contemporaries the 3 stooges are still so over-appreciated and all over the place....cults are strange things and often owe more to snobbish "in-the-know"-isms than real talent.... Nevertheless....the other review of this movie on this site seems to be a little besides the point....this is a bit of fluff, but it's Great fluff, made with style and often more straightforward and to the point than other more pompous versions of this old yarn...relax and enjoy it : its entertainment...as light and pleasant as a summers breeze, as funny as your self-important uncle falling face down in a cream pie! And oh yes, I DO know Friml's score for " the 3 musketeers"...it COULD have been used yes, but boy would it have been BORING!


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