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The Three Musketeers (1973)

A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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King Louis XIII (as Jean Pierre Cassel)
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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>

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. . . One for All and All for Fun!

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Action | Adventure

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PG | See all certifications »

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29 March 1974 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The actual on-screen title is: The Three Musketeers (The Queen's Diamonds) See more »

Goofs

Just before the fight with the Cardinal's guards, Porthos picks up large rock to use as a weapon. As he examines the rock, you can see that it's artificial, because he exposes the mold line. See more »

Quotes

D'Artagnan: [to Constance] I love you and you love me... or if you do not, there's something wrong with you.
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Connections

Version of The Three Musketeers (1914) See more »

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Still the best filmed version by a long way
8 May 2003 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

I have loved this film (or rather, these films!) since I first saw them as a child in the early eighties. At that point I hadn't read the novels, but, unusually, I think no less of the films now that I have. In their broad, slapstick style of humour, they perhaps reflect the times in which they were made, rather than Dumas, but there is no lack of the original's tragedy in the scenes of Athos' past and D'Artagnan's disillusion. George Macdonald Fraser's script is as fine as you'd expect of the writer of the 'Flashman' novels and the choreography of the fight scenes has been justly praised. The foils were apparently as heavy as their Seventeenth Century counterparts and the actors' agony was increased by filming in the hot Spanish sun....

When I watched these films again a few weeks ago I was also struck by the beautiful cinematography, with the scene in the snow and the climactic fight in the convent particularly well-framed. For me, this is as near-perfect an adaptation of the adventure novel as is possible, combining romance, humour, tragedy and action with wonderful production values and a terrific script. Few other films, and no other version of the 'Musketeers', reaches this standard. Messieurs York, Reed, Finlay, Chamberlain, Heston, Ward, Lee, Milligan and Kinnear, plus Mmes Dunaway, Chaplain and Welch will forever be associated with their characters for me. Brilliant stuff!


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