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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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THE COMPLETE ROMANCE...THE FULL NOVEL! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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20 October 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers  »

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Budget:

$4,474,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,990,320, 31 December 1948

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,338,160, 31 December 1948
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gig Young and Robert Coote felt they should have switched roles. See more »

Goofs

During the first sword fight, Athos warns Porthos of a guardsman approaching from behind, Porthos turns around and engages him and ends it with a sword thrust. But the sword is clearly thrust between the guardsman's body and left arm, touching only a part of his clothing, although they close quickly to hide the fact. See more »

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Richelieu: It takes a good man to prevent a catastrophe, milady, and a great man to make use of one. You and I, my dear, are rare new creatures in this ancient world of impulsive men. We have intellect. We think. And when we think, our impulsive enemies are helpless.
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Referenced in Saved by the Bell: The Friendship Business (1989) See more »

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A Classic Tale Done Justice
28 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

The Hollywood of the classic studio system is not known for its kindness in adapting great literary works. Often overwrought or oversimplified, cut down or bastardized, the movie versions rarely capture the essence or the form of the books they pretend to adapt.

This one is exceptional. Both the pathos and the verve of the Dumas novel (itself a roman-feuilleton - a serial- which it is rumored Dumas didn't actually write) are wonderfully captured, and Kelly is the dream D'Artagnan. Every bit of physicality and fun that he brought to his choreographies in the musicals is used beautifully to bring grace and energy to the duels. The humor of the star is used quite brilliantly. Compare the toungue-in-cheek pastiche THE DUELLING CAVALIER in SINGING IN THE RAIN with this earlier work. Look up a few of his directorial efforts (The Cheyenne Social Club) with the humor here.

Each fan of Dumas will have his favorite version of THE THREE MUSKETEERS, but we all must agree this is a noble and (overall) successful effort.


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