It's 1649: Mazarin hires the impoverished D'Artagnan to find the other musketeers: Cromwell has overthrown the English king, so Mazarin fears revolt, particularly from the popular Beaufort.... See full summary »
The story of Louis XIV of France and his attempts to keep his identical twin brother Philippe imprisoned away from sight and knowledge of the public, and Philippe's rescue by the aging ... See full summary »
King Louis XIV has without his knowledge a twin brother, Philippe, but when he is told, he immediately locks up his brother in the Bastille. The king wants to increase his popularity and ... See full summary »
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
WILHELM SCREAM: Heard during the scenes at the nunnery, as a man falls from the burning building. See more »
The English troops being reviewed by Buckingham are carrying Union Flags. Although that flag did exist at this date, it was not used by the Army until the Act of Union (which brought England and Scotland together as one State) roughly seventy years later - they should still have been carrying flags bearing only the Cross of St George. See more »
[to Milady about Buckingham]
The queen of France, for whom he bears love - my word on this, as sure as I love - will be dragged out and paraded in dishonor.
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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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