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The Three Musketeers (1948)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 20 October 1948 (USA)
D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu to usurp the King's power.

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The hectic adventures of D'Artagnan, a young provincial noble who just comes to Paris to enter the musketeers. He will meet action, love, hate, the king and the queen as his impetuousness gets him involved in political plots... and of course virile and indestructible friendship with the three musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Written by Yepok

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Mightiest of All Romantic Adventures! ...Storming it's way to the screen with unbelievable excitement! See more »


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20 October 1948 (USA)  »

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Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers  »

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$4,474,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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During Turner's suspension, MGM began a search for her possible replacement and, at one point, considered Alida Valli, who was then under contract to David O. Selznick. See more »

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During the first sword fight scene, Gascon splashes water out of a bird bath into his opponent's face to distract him. After the fight is over, the musketeers walk away laughing and the camera rises to an overhead shot - the bird bath is now completely dry. See more »

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D'Artagnan: I come from the end of the earth to implore you.
Constance Bonacieux: I thought you said you came from upstairs.
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a delight
4 June 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While there have been many versions of the THREE MUSKETEERS, this is my very favorite thanks to wonderful writing, acting and cinematography. I just love the incredibly vivid colors of the 1940s Technicolor and this is perhaps the best example of this type of color film that emphasized very bright primary colors--more intense than real life but perfect for showy spectacles like this.

The film begins with Gene Kelly (as D'Artagnon) heading to Paris and accidentally insulting each of the three musketeers. He is challenged to all three to a duel, but the duels are cut short by the troops of the evil Cardinal Richelieu. Then, the story takes off and the intrigue begins.

The film is a perfect example of the "full MGM treatment"--top production values, crisp writing, excellent direction and the best ensemble cast around. See it and have a ball. If you don't, you must be dead.


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