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Young d'Artagnan leaves Gascony for Paris where he hopes to become a Musketeer of the Guard. He does meet three Musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, but totally by chance and for... a ... See full summary »
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
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It is indeed a question why Fox turned out this odd musical sendup of the Dumas novel so soon after a straight version had been shot and released. But Ameche makes for a dashing and lighthearted D'Artagnan and the interchangeable Ritz Brothers -- the poor man's Three Stooges -- provide some comic relief as cowardly vassals mistaken for the real musketeers, who are MIA in this version of the classic story. Very low budget, but so what? It's lots of fun, although the musical numbers are pretty mediocre. At least Ameche can sing! Catch it on TMC and enjoy it for what it's worth. If nothing else, it's relatively brief. It certainly compares favorably with the 1948 all-star version starring Gene Kelly, which next to the 1973 Richard Lester version is probably the best of the myriad film versions of this grand adventure.
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