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 »
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 »
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 »
A very long, beginning-to-end life story of an eighteenth century womanizer that is arrested, not so much for his crimes, but because he is viewed as an undesirable by the husbands and ... 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 Musketeers, led by D'Artagnan. Written by
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Alexandre Dumas père's novel "The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later", of which there are many filmed versions, has usually been shot under the title of "The Man in the Iron Mask", this being the final section of the source book. See more »
At about 35:50 min, when Colbert is at the tailor's to check the dress for the king, in the moment when the dress is brought into the room, you can see an electrical switch near the door frame as well as a cable running along the frame. See more »
New version of the Dumas's novel with a handsome Richard Chamberlain in a dual role
This is an epic retelling about the durable Alexandre Dumas's novel and is set in 17th century French court where a twins brothers (Richard Chamberlain playing a double role),separated at birth,one nasty become in Louis XIV of France married with Mª Teresa of Spain(Vivien Merchant) and the other Phillippe is unjustly imprisoned in the Bastilla.Both are sons of the Queen mother Anna of Austria(Brenda Bruce).Later Phillippe is jailed in an island and is hidden his identity wearing an iron mask but his existence threatens the reigning.But D'Artagnan(Louis Jordan) and the Minister named Colbert(Ralph Richardson)scheme a plan to free Phillippe clashing against a malicious Fouquet(Patrick McGooham ,the Louis XIV's favorite.
It's an excellent rendition from the immortal novel with quite budget though is made for television.The picture contains rousing action,intrigue,exciting swordplay,romantic adventure,mayhem and is pretty entertaining. Marvelous casting with a magnificent Richard Chamberlain as a suffering inmate turning to valiant swashbuckler and a selfish king.Exceptional cinematography by the classic Freddie Young with a distinguished and long career crowned with three Oscars by David Lean films.Spectacular musical score by Allyn Ferguson.Lush production design by John Stoll is well reflected on the luxurious interiors and exteriors filmed in England and French palaces(Fointeneblau,Versalles among others).The motion picture is well realized by Mike Newell.This classy story is subsequently remade several versions,firstly is shot with Douglas Fairbanks( mute rendition,1929),by James Whale(1939)with Louis Hayward and Joan Bennet,finally in 1998 by Randall Wallace with Leonardo DiCaprio.This is the better adaptation for TV of the classy and will like to the costume genre fans
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