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Release Date:
14 December 1979 (Denmark) See more »
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Pure adventure is back...for the fun of it! See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (From Variety - Film News. 6 January 2014, 5:59 PM, PST)

Sylvia Kristel obituary
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Olivia de Havilland: Back at Warner Bros.
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Adequate, but uninspired. See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Ken Annakin 
 
Writing credits
Alexandre Dumas père (novel The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later)

David Ambrose  writer
George Bruce  earlier screenplay

Produced by
Heinz Lazek .... executive producer
Ted Richmond .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Cardiff 
 
Film Editing by
Malcolm Cooke 
 
Production Design by
Elliot Scott 
 
Art Direction by
Theodor Harisch  (as Theo Harisch)
 
Costume Design by
Tony Pueo 
 
Makeup Department
Madeleine Cofano .... hair stylist
Franco Corridoni .... makeup artist (as Francesco Corridoni)
Ana Criado .... hair stylist
Cristóbal Criado .... makeup supervisor (as Cristobal Criado Sola)
Luis Criado .... makeup artist
Stefano Fava .... makeup artist
Gilda .... hair stylist
Günter Kulier .... makeup artist (as Gunter Kulier)
Herta Matula .... hair stylist
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist
Ladislaus Valicek .... makeup artist
Lilli Zangerle .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Hermann Wolf .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David C. Anderson .... assistant director (as David Anderson)
Terry Needham .... assistant director
Bob Wright .... assistant director (as Robert Wright)
 
Art Department
Norman Reynolds .... assistant art director
Charles Torbett .... property master
 
Sound Department
John Ireland .... adr editor
Simon Kaye .... sound recordist
Vernon Messenger .... sound editor
Karl Schlifelner .... dubbing mixer
Kurt Schwarz .... dubbing mixer (as Kurt Schwartz)
William Trent .... sound editor (as Bill Trent)
Jim Willis .... sound mixer
Jim Willis .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Helmut Gräf .... special effects (as Helmut Graef)
Fernando Pérez .... special effects
 
Stunts
Calvin Spencer .... stunt double: Lloyd Bridges
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Horrigan .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Smart .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chico Klein .... electrician
Viktor Korger .... camera operator: second unit
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Peter Boyle .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Ken Buckle .... wrangler
Peter Diamond .... sword master
Kay Rawlings .... continuity
Otto Retzer .... location manager
Calvin Spencer .... double: Lloyd Bridges
Julio Vallejo .... executive assistant to producer
Irmi von Rüxleben .... production secretary
 

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Also Known As:
"The 5th Musketeer" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
UK:116 min | USA:104 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Bernard Bresslaw is re-voiced.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Man in the Iron Mask (1928)See more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Adequate, but uninspired., 12 October 2003
Author: grendelkhan from Xanadu

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.

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