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Release Date:
29 March 1974 (USA) See more »
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. . . One for All and All for Fun!
Plot:
A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Genius Lester brings out the book's true comedic nature. See more (79 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Richard Lester 
 
Writing credits
George MacDonald Fraser (screenplay) (as George Macdonald Fraser)

Alexandre Dumas père (novel) (as Alexandre Dumas)

Produced by
Alexander Salkind .... producer
Ilya Salkind .... executive producer
Ilya Salkind .... producer
Michael Salkind .... producer
Wolfdieter von Stein .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
 
Cinematography by
David Watkin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Victor-Smith  (as John Victor Smith)
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Brian Eatwell 
 
Art Direction by
Leslie Dilley  (as Les Dilley)
Fernando González 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Blake 
 
Makeup Department
Cristóbal Criado .... makeup artist: Charlton Heston (as Cristobal Criado)
Susan Germaine .... hairdresser: Miss Faye Dunaway
Kaye Pownall .... hairdresser: Miss Raquel Welch
Charlene Roberson .... makeup artist: Miss Raquel Welch
Carmen Sánchez .... hairdresser (as Carmen Sanchez)
José Antonio Sánchez .... makeup artist (as Jose Antonio Sanchez)
José Antonio Sánchez .... wigs (as Jose Antonio Sanchez)
Ziggy Geike .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Francisco Bellot .... general production manager
Enrique Esteban .... production supervisor
Pierre Spengler .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patricio Beltran Aparicio .... assistant director
Clive Reed .... first assistant director
Francisco Rodríguez .... assistant director (as Francisco Rodriguez)
Dusty Symonds .... assistant director
Alain Walker .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Eddie Fowlie .... property
John Lanzer .... property buyer
Rafael Ablanque .... assistant art director (uncredited)
José María Alarcón .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tom Buchanan .... boom operator
Don Challis .... sound editor
Roy Charman .... sound mixer (as Roy J. Charman)
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer (as Jerry Humphreys)
Simon Kaye .... sound mixer
George Rice .... boom operator (as George B. Rice)
Don Sharpe .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Eddie Fowlie .... special effects
Pablo Pérez .... special effects supervisor (as Pablo Perez)
 
Stunts
Joaquín Parra .... stunt arranger (as Joaquin Parra)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Anscombe .... camera assistant (as Ronnie Anscombe)
Antonio Colmenar .... head grip
Enrique de la Jara .... best boy (as Enrique De La Jara)
Alejandro Diges .... still photographer
Frank Elliott .... camera assistant
Peter Ewens .... camera operator
Francisco Gallardo .... gaffer
Federico G. Grau .... still photographer (as Federico Grau)
Luis Peña .... camera assistant (as Luis Pena)
Vincent Rossell .... still photographer
Paul Wilson .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Manuela Iglesias .... wardrobe assistant: Miss Raquel Welch
Ron Talsky .... costume designer: Miss Raquel Welch
Jean Zay .... costume supervisor
Haleen K. Holt .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Peter Boyle .... assistant editor
Peter Holt .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Peter Watson .... music editor
Michel Legrand .... conductor (uncredited)
David Munrow .... advisor: period music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Christina Bracht .... production secretary
Antonio Del Toro .... production assistant
Quinn Donoghue .... unit publicist
Norman Enfield .... publicity assistant
Louis Diaz Gonzalez .... production assistant
Norma Gorcey .... production secretary
William Hobbs .... fight director
Jennie McClean .... production secretary
Juan Jose Molina .... production assistant
Maria Monreal .... producer's secretary
Jean-Philippe Mérand .... production coordinator (as Jean Philippe Merand)
John Ornstein .... production assistant
Armand Rubin .... world wide representation: Europex -Paris
Alexander Salkind .... presenter
Ann Skinner .... continuity
Mike Hoare .... sailing coordinator (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Diamonds" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Constance Bonacieux, played in this film by Raquel Welch, is constantly described in the original novel as "intelligent", whereas in this film she is played primarily for comic effect as somewhat clumsy and accident-prone and slightly less intelligent, though still fiercely loyal to the Queen.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In some stunts, the musketeers are seen for short spans of time with no rapiers - their hands are empty, as are their scabbards, while before and after they wield their swords. (One notable example is d'Artagnan climbing the walls of the palace near the climax.)See more »
Quotes:
Rochefort:[commenting on D'Artagnan's horse] Decidedly it is someone riding a buttercup. Unless it is a cheese with legs.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.34" (2009)See more »

FAQ

Why does the Duke of Buckingham claim to be the master of a great state? He's clearly not the King of England.
How many of the characters in this film were real people?
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Genius Lester brings out the book's true comedic nature., 25 October 2003
Author: nutsy from Olympia, Washington

Director Richard Lester hit it right on the nose! Dumas's book THE THREE MUSKETEERS is generally regarded as a kind of classic adventure, but it's more than that. Throughout all the romance and swordplay, it is humor, not adventure, that prevails. D'artagnan is even introduced as "Don Quixote at eighteen", which is clear indication of humorous intent. Lester's pop-comedies like THE KNACK and A HARD DAY'S NIGHT made him perfect for directing this film. George MacDonald Fraser's screenplay for THE THREE MUSKETEERS preserves the original dialogue with all its humor and adventure to the letter (even though this is only half the book). This gave Lester free reign to fill the picture with physical comedy and sight gags, particularly in the swordfights. The heights of such humor show in a scene where the musketeers fake a duel in order it steal food. Michael York excels in the role of D'artagnan using sword skills picked up while making ROMEO AND JULIET. The late/great Oliver Reed is a suitably drunken, overpowering Athos. Another highpoint is the film's villain. Charlton Heston's restrained performance brings the puppet-master Cardinal Richelieu to life (and far better than Tim Curry did in 1993). He can break a man with a word and we believe it. Raquel Welch brings her usual talents to the role of Constance. Perhaps the most important of all is Bonnie herself, Faye Dunaway, as the Countess DeWinter. Dunaway brings to life all the character's cold allure that appeared as good on the screen as it did on the page. The action is well choreographed and satisfies, and the humor is good. This combines with "sequel" THE FOUR MUSKETEERS, with the same cast and director, to form the perfect film version of a wonderful novel. If nothing else, it at least beats the Disney version into the morgue. Not To Be Missed!

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