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14 December 1979 (Denmark) 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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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
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:
"Behind the Iron Mask" - , Europe (English title) (alternative title)
"The 5th Musketeer" - USA (poster title)
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UK:116 min | USA:104 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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The director Ken Annakin and the cinematographer Jack Cardiff both died on April 22, 2009.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Man in the Iron Mask (1928)See more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Swashbuckling entertainment and a couple of real beauties., 26 July 2001
Author: suisse_nut

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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