MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,379 this week

The Fifth Musketeer (1979)

5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 483 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 3 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 45 titles
created 25 Jul 2011
 
a list of 70 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 13 Dec 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 717 titles
created 19 May 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Fifth Musketeer (1979)

The Fifth Musketeer (1979) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Fifth Musketeer.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Michael York, Raquel Welch, Oliver Reed
The Three Musketeers (TV Mini-Series 1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

3 boys who grew up together fight as vigilanties in their small village.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Brian Blessed, Jeremy Young
The Lady Musketeer (TV Movie 2004)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

D'Artagnan's daughter Valentine and the three sons of her father's three legendary musketeer comrades must team up to rescue King Louis XIV's fiancée who's been kidnapped.

Director: Steve Boyum
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Michael York, Nastassja Kinski
The Man in the Iron Mask (TV Movie 1977)
Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Patrick McGoohan, Louis Jourdan
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A lad jousting with his tutor is kidnaped and carried to the Bastille where his head is locked in an iron mask. Jump ten years: Musketeers return from war in Morocco to find Paris starving ... See full summary »

Director: William Richert
Stars: Edward Albert, Dana Barron, Timothy Bottoms
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Alexander Dumas' classic swashbuckling novel comes to life in this delightful interpretation told through the art of puppetry.

Director: Janis Cimermanis
Stars: Nastja Arcel, Lars Bom, Lene Maria Christensen
The Kingfisher (TV Movie 1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: James Cellan Jones
Stars: Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller, Cyril Cusack
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A newly divorced swinger on the prowl goes to work as a detective for a neurotic feminist attorney.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Mac Davis, Tovah Feldshuh, Bruce Flanders
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Josée Dayan
Stars: Arielle Dombasle, Asia Argento, Martin Lamotte
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Luigi Zampa
Stars: Ursula Andress, Laura Antonelli, Sylvia Kristel
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1648 France, it's the sons (and daughter) of the Three Musketeers to the rescue!

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Douglas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Helmut Dantine ...
...
Román Ariznavarreta
...
Bernard
Stephan Bastian
Victor Couzyn ...
(as Victor Couzin)
Edit

Storyline

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 stages an assassination against himself where Philippe is dressed as king Louis. But Philippe manages to escape the assassination and everybody believes him to be the real king... Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Duelling, dashing heroes ... from the bedroom to the battlefield! See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 December 1979 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

The 5th Musketeer  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on Alexandre Dumas's novel, 'The Vicomte of Bragellone', which is often filmed under the title of its final section, 'The Man in the Iron Mask'. This version features José Ferrer as Aramis. A later version (as The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)), featured Gérard Depardieu as Porthos. Ferrer and Depardieu have also both played Cyrano de Bergerac. Appropriately, in Edmond Rostand original play, the character D'Artagnan offers his compliments to Cyrano's poetic abilities after a duel. See more »

Connections

Version of The Iron Mask (1909) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Adequate, but uninspired.
12 October 2003 | by (Xanadu) – See all my reviews

This retelling of Dumas' The Man in the Iron Mask makes for an ok film for a rainy day, but is hardly an epic swasbuckler. Beau Bridges is good in the dual roles of Louis and Phillipe, as is Rex Harrison as Colbert. Ian McShayne is delightfully evil as Fouquet and Ursulla Andress is wonderfully bitchy. Cornell Wilde and Alan Hale Jr. reprise their roles (sort of) from the film At Swords Point. Papa Bridges is around as a decidedly unreligious Aramis, and Jose Ferrer trades Cyrano's nose, for Athos' tunic. Sylvia Kristel is rather wooden as Marie Therese. In all, there is little for the actors to work with, but the scenery is nice and a few action sequences are quite good. Still one could have hoped for better things with this cast.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Fifth Musketeer (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?