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Release Date:
29 March 1974 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
. . . 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 » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jean-Pierre Cassel previously played d'Artagnan in Cyrano et d'Artagnan (1964).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When in the beginning of the first fight in the Carmalite convent, D'Artagnan shouts at Porthos for a sword, calling him Aramis.See more »
Quotes:
M. Bonancieux:[his hands are being chained behind him before being tortured] It hurts!
Torturer:It's *supposed* to hurt!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in History of the World: Part I (1981)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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45 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
"My father told me to fight duels.", 11 April 2003
Author: grendelkhan from Xanadu

This film (and its companion piece The Four Musketeers) is the finest adaptation of the Dumas classic. It perfectly captures the blend of romance, adventure, and comedy inherent in the novel. There is some modification for modern viewers, but the spirit and attitude of the era is preserved.

Michael York gives one of his best performances as the young, naive D'Artagnan. He appears to be a bit of a bumbling idiot at first; but, one soon learns that a keen brain lies behind that bumbling exterior. This portrayal was criticized by another filmmaker, who adapted another of Dumas' tales. Judging by how far that director strayed from Dumas, it's understandable how he missed noting that Dumas portrayed D'Artagnan in the same manner at the beginning of the novel. D'Artagnan grows with his experiences and becomes a leader of men by the end of the novel; one who has confounded Cardinal Richelieu at every turn and preserved the honor of his Queen and country.

Oliver Reed was perfectly cast as Athos, the melancholy drunkard. Athos is a man who has endured great pain and betrayal in his life and finds his only pleasure in drinking and brawling. He is the wise counsel to the young D'Artagnan, and the mysterious side to the Musketeer triangle.

Frank Finlay, a wonderful character actor, brings a wonderful, arrogant bluster to Porthos; a gentleman, a braggart, and a fool. Finlay also has a nice turn as the jeweler O'Reilly, showcasing his versatility.

Richard Chamberlain is Aramis, the future priest and great lover. Aramis gives an air of spiritual devotion, while romancing his mistresses. Like many clergy of the upper classes, he sees no conflict in these attitudes, or his profession as a soldier. Chamberlain brings great subtlety to Aramis. His part is not as big as the other two, but he says much with body language and attitude. He more than holds his own with the stage-trained Brits.

Charlton Heston brings a deep menace to Richelieu, quite the opposite of his previous heroes. He shows the devious nature of the Cardinal, and the intelligence of a man who knows he has lost, but will have other battles down the line.

Faye Dunaway is the beautiful and vicious Milady. She is the deadliest of D'Artagnan's adversaries; she charms with her beauty and grace, as she prepares her dagger unseen.

Christopher Lee is D'Artagnan's rival, Rochefort. Lee is always good, even when the film isn't. Luckily, this film is up to his abilities. His cool demeanor is backed by a strong sword arm.

The cast is rounded out by fine character performances from Roy Kinnear as Planchet, Jean-Pierre Cassel as King Louis XIII, Geraldine Chaplain as Anne of Austria, and Spike Milligan as M. Bonacieux. Raquel Welch gives a surprisingly deft turn in the comic role of Constance.

There is plenty of action, romance, drama, and fun for fans of each. The sum of those parts results in a classic that outshines all other attempts at Dumas. It is a swashbuckler to rival any Errol Flynn movie, a romance equal to a Merchant-Ivory production, and a comedy to rival Monty Python.

Forget Gene Kelly, the Ritz Brothers, and Charlie Sheen and company. These are the true Musketeers.

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