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The Three Musketeers -- Based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. The legendary Three Musketeers are serving the King in Paris when the young ambitious D'Artagnan arrives, aspiring to join them. They are then off to England to save the honor of their Queen and retrieve her famed diamond necklace. Meanwhile, the evil Cardinal Richelieu is plotting to stop the Musketeers from fulfilling their mission

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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:
The Best version of THE THREE MUSKETEERS... EVER!!!! 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:
Richard Lester has said in interviews the producers cast Simon Ward and Raquel Welch.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When M. Bonancieux is in the Bastille and a torturer places a hot rock for him to unknowingly sit on, it is placed in a bowl in a close up but in all the long shots, it is on a flat plate.See more »
Quotes:
[D'Artagnan is trying to seduce Constance after rescuing her]
Constance:They dragged me from my bed.
D'Artagnan:Bed? That's the best place for you, bed.
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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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31 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
The Best version of THE THREE MUSKETEERS... EVER!!!!, 8 November 2003
Author: radiopal from United States

Alexandre Dumas would more than likely applaud this particular version of his fantastic novel. I remember when I was a kid and first saw the movie in the theater... I was stunned at the cinematography (yeah, a film buff even at 12). After leaving the theater, I went to a nearby bookstore and bought my first copy of the novel. Wow, how impressed was I when I realized that Richard Lester and George MacDonald Fraser stuck to the concept of the novel. The novel, incase you haven't read it, is funny and fun. The first half of the book... kept me at edge of my seat. When I recently re-read the novel, my wife would tell me that I would wake her up sword fighting in my sleep. Anyway, back to the movie. Michael York as D'Artagnan was fabulous. He embodied the dweeb that we all now and love as the future Commander of the King's Musketeers. Oliver Reed gave the best performance of his life as Athos. Richard Chamberlain as Aramis... the Musketeer who wants to be a priest was entertaining, and a delight. And Frank Finley as Porthos (and later came to realize that he was also O'Reilly... Buckingham's jeweler) was tremendous. Richard Lester should have been nominated for an Academy award for his direction of this masterpiece, numerous members of the cast (including Christopher Lee as Compte Rochefort, Charlton Heston as Cardinal Richelieu, Raquel Welch as Constance Bonaciuex, Spike Milligan as Monsieur Bonacieux, Roy Kinnear as Planchet, Simon Ward as the Duke of Buckingham, Faye Dunaway as Milady de Winter, and of course Jean-Pierre Cassel as Louis XIII) should have been nominated for some kind of award. The casts portrayals were direct from the Dumas novel. The sword play in the movie is the best that I have ever seen in a movie. There is none better, with the possible exception of the Four Musketeers... the rest of the novel.

If you have never seen the movie... go and get it. Watch it. Wait for it on TCM or FCM and tape it. Once you see it, you'll want to add it to your collection... or check out e-bay if your local stores don't carry it. I bought mine on e-bay and watch it at least 3 times a year. :D

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