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The Three Musketeers (1939)

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

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Pauline Moore ...
Lady Constance
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Naveau
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Athos (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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Aramis (as John King)
Russell Hicks ...
Gregory Gaye ...
Vitray
Lester Matthews ...
Egon Brecher ...
Landlord
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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

Miles Mander (Cardinal Richelieu) previously played King Louis XIII in The Three Musketeers (1935). 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 Family Classics: The Three Musketeers (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Chicken Soup (Plucking Song)
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Samuel Pokrass
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
Performed by The Ritz Brothers
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Musical-comedy retelling of "the Queen's Jewels" with the Ritz Bros as The Three Musketeers.
9 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A musical comedy version of the swashbuckling classic starring Don Ameche and the Ritz Bros? It sounds like a Catskill burlesque sketch, but turns out to be a straight, if bare-bones, version of Dumas, with mistaken identity (times 3) swapping Al, Jim & Harry in for Athos, Aramis & Porthos. Vet megger Alan Dwan was an old hand at this type of material (his THE IRON MASK/'29 -- in the restored KINO edition, please -- is one of the great Dumas adaptations) and the production has a giddying pace and a surprisingly sumptuous look to it. But the songs are unmemorable (to put it nicely) and leave an already short film with hardly enough time to fit in a measly Cliff Notes edition of the narrative.


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