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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
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The "riding theme" in the soundtrack was based on music from Act II of Giuseppe Verdi's opera 'Aida'. See more »
When M. Bonancieux is using his periscope in the palace gardens, his view is shown as being upside-down. In fact a periscope does not invert the image. 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.
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The Three Musketeers has been filmed again and again. This is the best of breed. In fact, it tried to be so faithful to the book that they had to split it into two films. This is the first part. The second is titled The Four Musketeers. This required all kinds of negotiations with everyone involved because they had originally signed up to do one film.
The action is fast. Long rides on horseback. Lots of sword fights, but, instead of the old Hollywood fencing with crossed swords, this film makes sword fighting look like the brutal game it was where boldness and quickness often surpassed skill. The director included a strong mix of comedy in the action. This film maintains that comedic side. The second necessarily turns darker of necessity. A great cast, great photography. It's rollicking good fun to watch.
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