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At Sword's Point (1952)

Approved  |   |  Adventure  |  February 1952 (USA)
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In 1648 France, it's the sons (and daughter) of the Three Musketeers to the rescue!

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D'Artagnan Jr.
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Claire - daughter of Athos
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Duc de Lavalle
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June Clayworth ...
Comtesse Claudine
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Aramis Jr.
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Porthos Jr.
Blanche Yurka ...
Madame Michom
Nancy Gates ...
Princess Henriette
Edmund Breon ...
Queen's Chamberlain (as Edmond Breon)
Peter Miles ...
George Petrie ...
Chalais
Moroni Olsen ...
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Storyline

France, 1648: Richelieu and Louis XIII are dead, the new king is a minor, and the Duc de Lavalle is in virtually open rebellion, scheming to seize power. As a last resort, Queen Anne summons the heirs of the original Musketeers to her aid...including Claire, daughter of Athos, who when she chooses can miraculously pass as a boy, and wields as fine a sword as any. All their skills will be needed for a battle against increasing odds. One for all and all for one! Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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February 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Söhne der drei Musketiere  »

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Trivia

Alan Hale Jr. plays the son of Porthos here. His father, Alan Hale, appeared in The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) as an aging Porthos. When that film was remade as The Fifth Musketeer (1979), that role was taken by Alan Hale Jr.. In that same movie the role of an aging D'Artagnan was played by Cornel Wilde, this picture's son of D'Artagnan. Also here, the elderly Porthos is played by Moroni Olsen, who played that character in his younger days in the film of the original Dumas novel, The Three Musketeers (1935). See more »

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As with all movies made at the time of this one, the weapons used were epees, not the historically correct rapiers. This is particularly notable given the cutting for presentation on television. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: The year 1648 was a grim one for France. With the death of the great Cardinal Richelieu, the strong hand holding the country together was gone. Terror and violence ruled as the power-hungry nobles plotted to gain control.
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The son's of the musketeers
13 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is truly an excellent swashbuckling adventure starring Muareen O'Hara and Cornel Wilde. There are lots of impressive sword fights. Maureen o'Hara is gorgeous funny and fights excellently with a sword. As well as sword fights there is lots of humour and wit in the film. The film centres around the sons and daughter of the musketeers. They must assist queen Anne in her fight against Lavalle.

I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the three musketeers from 1948 film starring Gene Kelly and Lana Turner. Heaps of fun 10/10 glad they are releasing this on warner archives DVD.

Chris


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