The Three Musketeers (1948)

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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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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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Spectacular swordplay in musical style in this superior version of the classic Dumas novel
16 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

M-G-M presents Dumas' exciting story of love and adventure ,¨The three musketeers¨ . For the first time is adapted in the greatest Hollywood splendor , the complete romance , the historical characters, the full novel just as Alexandre Dumas write it . It is packed with comedy, derring-do , intrigue, a love story , action , drama and moving swordplay. An awesome casting and lavish production shot in Metro Goldwyn Studios make for a fairly amusement swashbuckler . This is the classic version of the Dumas's novel with a handsome Gene Kelly in a brave role as a young and handsome soldier of fortune , a dashing, audacious lover. This is a slight and hight budgeted retelling about the durable Alexandre Dumas's novel with all star cast. This delightful adaptation based on Alexandro Dumas classic novel starts with the youngster D'Artagnan who arrives in Paris to find Mister Treville( Reginald Owen), chief of Musketeers. But he meets with three two-fisted Musketeers , Athos ( Van Heflin), a rollicking adventurer , fighting to live and living to love , Porthos (Gig Young) and Aramis ( Robert Coote). DÁrtagnan aware they are Musketeers and is invited to unite them in their objective to struggle against guards of Cardinal Richelieu , his deputy Rochefort ( Ian Hunter), and an astute secret agent named Milady De Winter ( Lana Turner) who is lovely as a jewel, deadly as a dagger the wickedest woman in all Christendom . Meanwhile, D'Artagnan falls in love with a gorgeous young named Constance( June Allyson), daughter an innkeeper , she is a golden-haired beauty entangled in a web of treachery and intrigue. Furthermore , there is developed an intrigue between Luis XIII( Frank Morgan ), Queen Anna of Austria(Angela Lansbury), dazzling as her gilded palace for her, men dared a thousand perils , and Duke of Buckingham(John Sutton); and of course the nasty Richelieu( Vincent Price). The musketeers join forces for royal vengeance with the shout : ¨One for all and all for one¨.

It's a magnificent rendition from the immortal novel with big budget and breathtaking scenarios .The picture contains rousing action, intrigue , romantic adventure, mayhem and a lot of fence. Entertaining swashbuckling with lavish production by Pandro S Berman , glamorous gowns and luxurious sets by Oscar winning Cedric Gibbons . Sympathetic performances by main star cast and enjoyable secondary cast , as the marvelous main actors are completed by stellar cast full of classical and veteran players as Vicent Price, Reginald Owen, Keenan Wynn, Frank Morgan and several others. Colorful cinematography in the splendor of Technicolor by Robert Planck . Evocative musical score by Herbert Stothart based on Tchaikowski themes . Lush production design is well reflected on the luxurious interiors and exteriors filmed at Hollywood. The motion picture is well realized by George Sidney (Scaramouche, that subsequently made in similar style). This classy story is subsequently remade on several versions , firstly take on about this classic is the following : 1921 silent version by Fred Niblo with Douglas Fairbanks and going on the 1935 adaptation by Rowland V Lee with Walter Abel and Paul Lukas ; 1973 amusing version by Richard Lester with Michael York, Oliver Reed and Raquel Welch ; 1993 modern adaptation by Stephen Herek with Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Platt and Chris O'Donnell, and 2001 rendition by Peter Hyams with Justin Chambers, Mena Suvari and Tim Roth , among others. ¨The three Musketeers¨ is an outstanding and entertaining adaptation of the classy that will appeal to the costumer genre buffs and it results to be an excellent adaptation with big budget based on the classic tale .

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