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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. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Intelligent Version of Dumas's Classic Adventure starring Heflin, Price & Kelly 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)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
125 min
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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:
Neither France nor England had prime ministers in the 17th century.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Near the end of the movie, D'Artagnan removes and drops his hat as he leaps into the water from the castle parapet. Seconds later, he is riding at full gallop with his hat on.See more »
Quotes:
D'Artagnan:Porthos, when did a wound ever come between you and a fight?
Porthos:[lying on his stomach] Well, unfortunately the position of this one comes between me and my horse.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Singin' in the Rain (1952)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Intelligent Version of Dumas's Classic Adventure starring Heflin, Price & Kelly, 4 August 2008
Author: silverscreen888 from United States

"The Three Musketeers" is unarguably an adventure film of great physical beauty and quite a bit of narrative power. It stands just after "The Best Years of Our lives" as one of the first Technicolor "A" films that broadened the palette used by filmmakers to include richness as well as, say, western or Arabian settings in adventure movies. To director George Sidney goes much of the credit for the film's swiftness of pace and attractive visual elements. With cinematography by Robert Planck, art direction by Malcolm Brown and the great Cedric Gibbons, elaborate set decorations by Edwin B, Willis and Henry Grace, and costumes by legendary Walter Plunkett, the film moves from rustic scenes to sumptuous interiors via scenes of swordplay that are often stunning. Add makeup by Jack Dawn, hair designs by Larry Germain and Sydney Guilaroff, sound by Douglas Shearer and Herbert Stothart's original music and use of Tschaikovsy themes--and the result I suggest is a quite satisfying viewing experience. But the plot has something more, perhaps, as well. The original Alexandre Dumas's (the father) storyline as treated by Robert Ardrey's screenplay comes out as an intelligent but somewhat satirical-cynical look at life in the France of the time of Cardinal Richelieu and King Louis XIII. In adopting an objective, light-hearted tone, similar to that in "North By Northwest', the producer Pandro S. Berman and the writers gain for the film the ability to do memorable comedy as well as occasionally far-more-serious scenes. What is lost in concentrated dramatic power is made up fin such an adventure if the actors are able to invest its goings on with the seriousness of their taking it seriously, bringing it to life professionally. I suggest that in the lavish production, this level of artistry was almost everywhere achieved. The large cast features such attractive artists as Angela Lansbury as the Queen, John Sutton as Buckingham, June Allyson very-well-used as Constance, Robert Warwick as D'Artagnan's father, Keenan Wynn as Planchet the servant, Reginald Owen and Ian Keith, Patricia Medina and Richard Wyler. In featured roles, one can enjoy stellar work by Robert Coote as Aramis, Gig Young as Porthos, Frank Morgan as the King and Gene Kelly as an athletic and often lyrical D'Artagnan. But the acting honors in the film belong to actor worthies Van Helfin, who dominates in the role of the hard-drinking Athos and Vincent Price, who makes immense amounts out of what he is allowed to do as an understated Richelieu. The curious casting is that of attractive Lana Turner as Lady De Winter; she is not capable yet of classical work, but she suggests some of her part's potential depths. This famous story of the young Gascon joining the three best swordsmen in France and learning more about life than he had bargained for is here given as much power perhaps as it can handle; and rich scenes of sword battles, interpersonal misunderstandings and a sense of controlled importance makes, I suggest, the story's dark moments memorable and the fun more important than it might have been. I find this to be a masterly understatement of a truly classic adventure.

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