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The Fifth Musketeer (1979)

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 »

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Maria Theresa
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Louise de la Vallière
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D'Artagnan
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Fouquet
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Porthos
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Aramis
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Queen Mother
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Spanish Ambassador
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Colbert
Román Ariznavarreta
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Bernard
Stephan Bastian
Victor Couzyn ...
(as Victor Couzin)
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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

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


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8 November 1979 (Argentina)  »

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The 5th Musketeer  »

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Cornel Wilde, veteran fencer and actor in this film, commented on the action scenes and noted: "Actually, they represent some of the most exciting scenes in which I have ever appeared". See more »

Quotes

Athos: We can't let this happen and still call ourselves Musketeers.
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Crazy Credits

In the longer version, titled Behind the Iron Mask, Sylvia Kristel, Beau Bridges and Ursula Andress are credited simultaneously (in this order). However, Bridges' name is positioned slightly higher on screen than the two ladies. This way it can appear that either Bridges is top billed (being the highest credit of the three) or Kristel (when reading from left to right). A similar construction was employed during the opening credits of Jaws (1975) for it's three leads. See more »

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Version of The Man in the Iron Mask (1977) See more »

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Swashbuckling entertainment and a couple of real beauties.
26 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

It's not a bad movie, but the best parts are played by the women. Ursula Andress looks absolutely incredible (like that comes as a surprise) and is very convincing as the bitchy yet extremely alluring Louise de la Vallière, mistress to King Louis. Sylvia Kristal is also very good in her role as well. If you are looking just to relax and watch a movie that you don't need to think about, this is the one. If you are a fan of women in corsets... have no fear, Ursula can satisfy that pretty well.


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