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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:
exciting spectacle from MGM 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

Alan Hale ... 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)
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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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:
Lana Turner was ordered to lose weight before filming began.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the battle on the beach (at around 1 min), D'Artagnan's opponent's horse is solid black in close-up, but brown with a white blaze in wide shots.See more »
Quotes:
Constance Bonacieux:Whatever my reputation or my D'Artagnan's, I don't take love lightly.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir (2001) (TV)See more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
exciting spectacle from MGM, 15 February 2008
Author: blanche-2 from United States

MGM pulled out all the stops for this 1948 version of "The Three Musketeers." Filmed in color and directed by George Sidney, it has a large, all-star cast consisting of Gene Kelly, Lana Turner, June Allyson, Van Heflin, Cornell Wilde, Vincent Price, Angela Lansbury, Robert Coote, Frank Morgan, Keenan Wynn and John Sutton. Gene Kelly is D'Artagnan, who arrives to join the Musketeers and ends up having to fight three duels in a day with Athos (Heflin), Porthos (Young) and Aramis (Coote). They all wind up friends.

The Musketeers' first assignment is to steal the Queen's jewels back for her - a gift of twelve diamond studs from her husband (Morgan). She has given them to her lover, the Duke of Buckingham, but now needs them back to wear in nine days' time. Cardinal Richlieu (Price), anxious to reveal the secret relationship between the two, dispatches his evil mistress, Lady De Winter (Turner) to steal two of the studs. Richlieu wants France to declare war against England and completely destroy the King's powers.

The Musketeers have to get the jewels from the Duke and return with them to Paris. With two diamond studs missing, they have an added task of picking up two replacements from a jeweler and getting them to the Queen in time to wear them at a banquet. In the process of all of this, D'Artagnan falls in love with the Queen's lady-in-waiting, Constance (Allyson).

All of the acting is wonderful, with the role of Lady De Winter expanded from the original book. Lana Turner is perfect as De Winter - gorgeous, cool, irresistible and deadly. The scenes between Constance and De Winter toward the end of the film are among the best in the movie, very suspenseful (and different from the book). Turner to me looks carefully made up to hide some extra pounds, not to mention being tightly corsetted. The movie was filmed right after Lana had broken up with the great love of her life, Tyrone Power, which may have had something to do with it.

Van Heflin is sympathetic and strong as Athos, who has a past with De Winter and still loves her, and Vincent Price makes an excellent Cardinal Richlieu. Gene Kelly is the ideal D'Artagnan, and his casting is very clever, giving him a chance to show the great athleticism that contributed so much to his dancing. His swordplay is amazing, really making the swordfights entertaining. Though the role has very serious moments, Kelly gives it a lightness and humor when needed. Especially fun is the scene where D'Artagnan, in the dark, poses as Lady De Winter's lover.

There are, as mentioned, many versions of this Dumas classic. This one is vividly entertaining, colorful and energetic, with a very attractive cast, good direction, and a thrilling score. Highly recommended.

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