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The Three Musketeers (1921)

The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, ... See full summary »

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Fred Niblo

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (by: "The Three Musketeers") (as Alexander Dumas), Edward Knoblock (adapted by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adolphe Menjou ... Louis XIII
Mary MacLaren ... Anne of Austria
Nigel De Brulier ... Cardinal Richelieu (as Nigel de Brulier)
Thomas Holding ... Duke of Buckingham
Marguerite De La Motte ... Constance
Willis Robards ... De Treville
Boyd Irwin Boyd Irwin ... Rochefort
Barbara La Marr ... Milady de Winter
Lon Poff ... Father Joseph
Walt Whitman ... D'Artagnan's Father
Sidney Franklin ... Bonacieux
Charles Belcher Charles Belcher ... Bernajoux
Charles Stevens ... Planchet
Léon Bary Léon Bary ... Athos (as Leon Bary)
George Siegmann ... Porthos
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The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Title Card: Love and honor gloried then, When life was life, and men were men!
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Followed by The Iron Mask (1929) See more »

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Not looking his best...
25 January 2007 | by Kevin ClarkeSee all my reviews

After admiring Douglas Fairbank's smashing looks in the later THIEF OF BAGDAD, I have to say he looks extremely unattractive in these pseudo-historical French costumes and a wig you wonder where he got it from. And not only does he as the star attraction look bad - the French queen (for one) is just as terrible with an equally terrible wig. Not to mention the Three Musketeers: stout, unsporty, unfunny. I wonder if in 1921 this was considered 'attractive'? (I very much doubt it.) Still, some of the scenes are fun to watch, even at epic length (more than two hours running time.) I guess with the right symphonic live music it must have been impressive back then. With cheap (and thin sounding) computer music as a soundtrack on DVD today, it is... a bit dreary. (Sadly.)

Interstingly, there is a 1929 stage operetta of the same title by Benatzky/Charell created for Berlin (and recently revived in Nordhausen, Germany), that makes interesing comparison with this film - whole scenes have been taken 1:1 from it. Only with better music attached to it.

It would be fun to see the film with a Benatzky-based soundtrack!


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

28 August 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Três Mosqueteiros See more »

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Gross USA:

$3,270,000
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Silent

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Black and White | Color (Wyckoff-DeMill Color) (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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