The young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu, who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. D'Artagnan must also juggle affairs with the charming Constance Bonancieux and the passionate Lady De Winter, a secret agent for the cardinal. Written by
Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>
. . . One for All and All for Fun!
Did You Know?
The "riding theme" in the soundtrack was based on music from Act II of Giuseppe Verdi
's opera 'Aida'. See more
During the first duel with the cardinal's guards that takes place in the convent, Porthos (Frank Finlay
) goes behind a piece of laundry to hide from and surprise his opponent. From off-screen we hear a crew member yell "FRANK!" Then Finlay comes out from behind the laundry to hit his mark and finish the scene. See more
Your father says that you carry his old sword, M. D'Artagnan.
[Clears his throat and extends his hand. D'Artagnan produces the sword, which has been broken off quite short
Oh. Do me the honor of taking one on loan until yours grows longer.
Sir, I ask charity of no one.
Then you aren't likely to get it, are you, young man?
No, not charity. Love and courtesy for the son of an old friend, to keep his enemies an inch or two further off.