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The Three Musketeers -- A classic tale set during the reign of Louis XIII. A young man joins the musketeers to foil an evil cardinal's plot to seize control of France.
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Alexandre Dumas père (novel)
Robert Ardrey (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 October 1948 (USA) See more »
Mightiest of All Romantic Adventures! ...Storming it's way to the screen with unbelievable excitement! See more »
D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu to usurp the King's power. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lana Turner ... Lady de Winter

Gene Kelly ... D'Artagnan

June Allyson ... Constance

Van Heflin ... Athos

Angela Lansbury ... Queen Anne

Frank Morgan ... King Louis XIII

Vincent Price ... Richelieu

Keenan Wynn ... Planchet
John Sutton ... The Duke of Buckingham

Gig Young ... Porthos
Robert Coote ... Aramis

Reginald Owen ... Treville
Ian Keith ... Rochefort

Patricia Medina ... Kitty
Richard Wyler ... Albert (as Richard Stapley)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kirk Alyn ... Aramis' Friend (uncredited)
William Bailey ... Guard (uncredited)
Gregg Barton ... Musketeer (uncredited)
Charles Bates ... D'Artagnan's Brother (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Valet (uncredited)
David Blair ... D'Artagnan's Brother (uncredited)
David Bond ... Friend (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Traveler (uncredited)
Gordon B. Clarke ... Musketeer (uncredited)
Fred Coby ... Musketeer (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Man Offstage (voice) (uncredited)
Redmond Doms ... (uncredited)
Vernon Downing ... Officer (uncredited)
Dickie Dubins ... D'Artagnan's Brother (uncredited)
William Edmunds ... Innkeeper-Landlord (uncredited)
Douglas Evans ... British Officer (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Bonacieux (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Jussac (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Executioner of Lyons (uncredited)
Alec Harford ... Valet (uncredited)
Jean Heremans ... Cardinal Guard (uncredited)

William Hoehne Jr. ... Richelieu Fencing Guard (uncredited)
Arthur Hohl ... Dragon Rouge Host (uncredited)
John Holland ... Aramis' Friend (uncredited)
Noël Howard ... Richelieu Guard (uncredited)
Roland Hughston ... Richelieu Guard (uncredited)
Bert Kennedy ... Fencer (uncredited)
Michael Kostrick ... Traveler (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Officer (uncredited)

Norman Leavitt ... Mousqueton (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron ... Richelieu Guard (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Majordomo (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Bazin (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Musketeer Guard (uncredited)
Jack Owen ... (uncredited)
Leonard Penn ... Musketeer (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Felton (uncredited)
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Grimaud (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ... Richelieu Guard (uncredited)
Ruth Robinson ... D'Artagnan's Mother (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ... Guard (uncredited)
Irene Seidner ... Innkeeper-Landlord's Wife (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Sentry (uncredited)
Reginald Sheffield ... Subaltern (uncredited)

Dick Simmons ... Count de Wardes (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Executioner (uncredited)
Tom Stevenson ... Subaltern (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Fisherman (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Traveler (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Innkeeper (uncredited)

Tom Tyler ... 1st Traveller (uncredited)
Robert Warwick ... D'Artagnan Sr. (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Kidnapper (uncredited)

Marie Windsor ... Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
Jeff York ... Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
George Sidney 
Writing credits
Alexandre Dumas père (novel) (as Alexandre Dumas)

Robert Ardrey (screenplay)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
Original Music by
Herbert Stothart 
Cinematography by
Robert H. Planck (director of photography) (as Robert Planck)
Film Editing by
George Boemler 
Robert Kern  (as Robert J. Kern)
Art Direction by
Malcolm Brown 
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup designer
Larry Germain .... hair designer
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair designer
Production Management
Edward Woehler .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Henry Grace .... associate set decorator (as Henry W. Grace)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Conrad Kahn .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
Jean Heremans .... stunts (uncredited)
Bert Kennedy .... stunts (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McGrath .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Rex Rossi .... stunts (uncredited)
Russell Saunders .... stunt double: Gene Kelly (uncredited)
Carl Saxe .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunt double: Gene Kelly (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Hubbell .... still photographer (uncredited)
Tom Long .... grip (uncredited)
Harkness Smith .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Charles Previn .... conductor
Albert Sendrey .... orchestral collaboration
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky .... composer: theme music (as Tschaikowsky)
Albert Sendrey .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Peter Ballbusch .... montage sequence
Henri Jaffa .... associate technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Raphael Bretton .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Jean Heremans .... consultant: fencing (uncredited)
Gene Kelly .... choreographer (uncredited)
Tess Primock .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Roy Rowland .... fill-in director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers" - USA (complete title)
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125 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:K-12 | Netherlands:14 (1949) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #13112) | West Germany:12

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Angela Lansbury considered herself too young to play the role of the Queen and wanted to play Milady De Winter.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Over the first hour of the movie, Countess de Winter's mole is below and to the left of her mouth. When Richelieu introduces her to D'Artagnan, her mole is below and to the right of her right eye. When she breaks a mirror several minutes later, she has no mole at all. She then gets dressed and meets D'Artagnan in her parlor without a mole. During their conversation, it reappears near her right eye. When they start wrestling, the mole is again missing. The mole appears, disappears and moves throughout the movie. However, during this time, among the French upper class, women sometimes added a phony mole (or beauty mark) when applying their facial cosmetics.See more »
Lady de Winter:But, your grace, how can you trust me with such a confidence? What if I refuse to go to England?
Richelieu:Can there be anybody more trustworthy, Milady, than an ambitious woman of fashion... with a history?
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Featured in Singin' in the Rain (1952)See more »


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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Spectacular swordplay in musical style in this superior version of the classic Dumas novel, 16 May 2010
Author: ma-cortes

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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