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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 »
User Reviews:
Quintessential Lester. See more (76 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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Trivia:
Various sources including Charlton Heston's memoirs say that Heston was offered one of the Musketeers - the Oliver Reed or Frank Finlay part - but Heston passed on this role or roles because it was too demanding - he had just done a run of action roles - and also because the part was a bit small, so he chose to play a cameo.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:
D'Artagnan:Well, if I am to be killed; at least it will be by a Musketeer.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)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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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Quintessential Lester., 24 September 1999
Author: Hermit C-2 from Marietta, GA, USA

Richard Lester has to be one of the greatest directors of comedy there ever was. There are dozens of slapstick gags and situations in this movie and almost 100% of them work. And what an opulent setting they are placed in! Lester and his cohorts have created a film in which almost every frame resembles a museum painting come to life (and gone berserk.)

Lester is better with style than relating a narrative. I found it impossible to completely comprehend the story line here, and I think if you asked most people what the movie was about, they'd tell you there was a lot of swashbuckling and general mayhem and lunacy, but I doubt they'd give you much of Dumas' story. When the style is this good, however, a little fuzziness on the substance is not a fatal flaw. Still, it might keep this picture from being an all-time classic rather than "just" a most enjoyable film.

Lester is such an auteur that his direction is the main focus of this film even with such an all-star cast. It was a wise decision (actually it seems like a no-brainer) to divide what was originally shot at one time into two films, this one and 'The Four Musketeers.' There really can be too much of a good thing, and even at under two hours, 'The Three Musketeers' threatens to be overwhelming. But on balance this film is great entertainment.

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