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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 great movie with spectacular and skillful sword fights 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
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:
Angela Lansbury considered herself too young to play the role of the Queen and wanted to play Milady De Winter.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:
Athos:This is no hour for composing letters or looking happy.See more »
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23 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
A great movie with spectacular and skillful sword fights, 3 May 1999
Author: James Kenneth Durham (j.durham@uq.net.au) from Brisbane, Australia

Being only 20 years old, it may be strange for me to have a favourite actor who's era of greatness was that of the mid 20th century. However, the 1948 version of Dumas' 'Three Musketeers' continues to remain one of my favourite movies, especially with the enigmatic performance of Gene Kelly being at the forefront.

The story follows the journey of a young Gascon named D'artagnan who endeavours to become one of King Louis XIV (I think) musketeers. I must point out that at this point, I always thought that there were only EVER three musketeers. However I soon realised that the three charcters at the focus of the story are but three of a large cadre of the aforementioned individuals.

The reason I liked this movie was not for its intriguing story but for the sword fights. The only other movie where I have seen sword fighting of such a skillful measure is that of the duel between Mandy Patinkin and Cary Elwes in 'The Princess Bride'. Even the newer version of 'The Man in the Iron Mask' and the pitifully woeful version of the 'Three Musketeers' starring Kiefer Sutherland, fail to master that sleek elegance and skill that is evident in the Gene Kelly version: rather they resort to a series of hard whacks and punches to achieve their aim.

Even though several of the death scenes involve the swords clearly being passed under armits and next to hips (similar to one of my favourite scenes in Cy Enfield's 'Zulu', where Hook, a soldier, stabs a Zulu with a bayonet under his armpit, and we are witness to a clear indent in the wall), this movie remains one of the better versions of Dumas's novel.

I give it 8.5 out of 10

James Durham

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