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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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Director:
Writers:
Alexandre Dumas père (novel)
Robert Ardrey (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 October 1948 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Mightiest of All Romantic Adventures! ...Storming it's way to the screen with unbelievable excitement! See more »
Plot:
D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu to usurp the King's power. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
A mixed musketeers See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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
 
Stunts
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)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
125 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In her autobiography, June Allyson notes that she did not feel comfortable doing a period piece, and that she tried to get out of her assignment in the picture.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
D'Artagnan:Well, Athos, in a matter of hours we'll be on the road to Spain with a price on our heads. Will we live to see France again?
Athos:Will we live to see Spain?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A mixed musketeers, 13 October 2013
Author: jjnxn-1 from United States

Boy is this thing all over the place. Sumptous to be sure it has the MGM touch in spades as far as lavishness goes but an inconsistent tone and some terrible casting choices.

The good-Vincent Price and Lana Turner are perfect in their roles with Lana looking astonishing in some beautiful and some ridiculous costumes. Angela Lansbury, wasted playing Queen Anne, campaigned for the role of Milady; in hindsight it seems incredible that Mayer said no, how great and truly evil she could have been but Lana was a huge star at the time and she is silkily wicked so no real harm was done to the film. June Allyson may not have been the ideal choice but she doesn't disgrace herself as Constance.

The average-Van Heflin, Gig Young and Richard Coote are merely adequate as the musketeers and while Frank Morgan is always a welcome sight he is just so wrong as the king of France.

The bad-Gene Kelly as d'Artagnan, and very bad he is, of course he handles the sword fighting episodes well with a dancers grace. It's his over eager and downright dreadful line readings and reactions that are painful and irritating to watch. Whenever he is on screen the movie stops dead in it's tracks. A very mixed bag.

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