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The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | History  -  17 January 1977 (USA)
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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 »

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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 Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The Classic Adventure of Heroism, Betrayal and Triumph.

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El hombre en la mascara de hierro  »

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The source "The Man in the Iron Mask" story is derived from the third part three section of chapters 181-269 in Alexandre Dumas père's novel "The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later". See more »

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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 »

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D'Artagnan: I only have a handful of men. Brave musketeers, true, but not enough of them to take a fortress. But - we can always try.
Colbert de Voliere: Not by force, my friend. By cunning.
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Version of The Fifth Musketeer (1979) See more »

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Wonderful but what happened to this film?
11 June 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This and The Count of Monte Cristo were both made for television in the late 1970s and starred the talented Richard Chamberlain. Yet, because they were originally made for TV, they seem to have vanished and I haven't seen either on TV since the early 1980s (though I did copy them to now worn out videotapes). It's a real shame, as they were first-rate and every bit as good as any Hollywood production--maybe better.

The Man in the Iron Mask was the better of the two stories, but both are about as good Alexander Dumas stories as you can find. This is due to the overall package--exceptional music, acting, writing and pacing. I simply don't know how you could have made them much better.


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