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The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)

The Four Musketeers (original title)
The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One for all and all for one! (And every man for himself.) See more »

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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 »

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At the time movie takes place (early 1600s) firearms were either matchlocks or wheellocks, or flintlocks. So the musketeers and their rivals using matchlock muskets is correct, but Lady de Winter's percussion pistol wouldn't be invented until the 19th century.. The musketeers are also shown using persussion pistols at thee siege of La Rochelle, Rochefort has two visible inside his carriage, and Porthos fires one during the fight at the convent. These all appear to be flintlock pistols, as the frizzen can be seen, and pre-dates their invention by about 50 years.If they had been using pistols at all, these would have been horse pistols, mid-way between the small pistols shown, and the flintlock muskets, which were in use atr this time. See more »

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Athos: [He has cornered the fleeing Milady after her murder of Constance] You won't need a horse on the journey you're taking, Madame. I warned you, did I not?
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Referenced in Tales from the Future: Time Flies (2010) See more »

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Excellent
8 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is excellent. The Four Musketeers, along with the first movie, are the only movie versions that are remotely accurate to Alexandre Dumas's masterpiece novel, The Three Musketeers.

The action and sword fighting in this film are great. They only add to a great story, and don't try to make up for a poor one.

The only drawback is the portrayal of Raquel Welch's character, Constance. In the movie, she is too clumsy and ditsy. Constance is supposed to be smarter.

Overall, I thought this film was great. I would recommend reading the book. However, if you hate reading, then you should watch this movie, along with the Three Musketeers, because they are the closest to the book. The Four Musketeers shows that it is possible to make a version of the Three Musketeers that's accurate to the book and still enjoyable to watch.


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