The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
Paul W.S. Anderson
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D'Artagnan has become a Musketeer. Protestants hold La Rochelle, and the Queen loves Buckingham, who'll soon send ships to support the rebels. Richelieu enlists Rochefort to kidnap Constance, the Queen's go-between and D'Artagnan's love. The Cardinal uses the wily, amoral Milady de Winter to distract D'Artagnan. But soon, she is D'Artagnan's sworn enemy, and she has an unfortunate history with Athos as well. Milady goes to England to dispatch Buckingham; the Musketeers fight the rebels. Milady, with Rochefort's help, then turns to her personal agenda. Can D'Artagnan save Constance, defeat Rochefort, slip de Winter's ire, and stay free of the Cardinal? All for one, one for all. Written by
Cardinal Richelieu says to d'Artagnan that he has no personal enemies, only enemies of France. This line is in neither the original novel, nor the script. Charlton Heston came across this quote of the Cardinal's when researching the role, and asked Richard Lester to find a place to include it in the film. See more »
In the swordfight on the frozen river, the lumps of broken ice float high in the water like Styrofoam. Real ice would be 9/10 below the surface and water would slosh over the lumps as they were moved around. See more »
[the Musketeers has just rescued him from a firing squad]
Not before time, musketeers!
Who hurries to rescue a spy? And a Cardinal's spy?
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Robust and fairly accurate telling of the Dumas tale...
THE FOUR MUSKETEERS picks up the storyline where the previous THE THREE MUSKETEERS stopped after the business about the Queen's necklace. Under Richard Lester's direction, the mood is darker now that the wicked plans of Cardinal Richileu and Lady de Winter (CHARLTON HESTON and FAYE DUNAWAY) are about to be executed.
The plot thickens as the lives of D'Artagnan (MICHAEL YORK) and Constance (RAQUEL WELCH) become affected by the scheming Heston and Dunaway. Meanwhile, York and OLIVER REED, RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN and FRANK FINLEY, as The Three Musketeers, get caught up in a number of fast moving, boisterous and action-filled adventures that follow the Dumas tale pretty accurately.
Even so, watching this film I still have fond memories of the LANA TURNER, VAN HEFLIN, GENE KELLY version of "The Three Musketeers" when I see the plot zooming in on Lady de Winter and her plans for D'Artagnan and Constance. I have an equal amount of appreciation for both.
Summing up: A treat, brimming over with a wicked sense of humor amidst all the swordplay.
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