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The Three Musketeers (1933)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 7 April 1933 (USA)
Tom Wayne rescues Clancy, Renard and Schmidt in the Arabian desert and they join him in going after El Shaitan, a bad guy who is never seen as he tries to wipe out the Foreign Legion.

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (story source) (as Alexander Dumas), Norman S. Hall (story and screenplay) (as Norman Hall) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Mulhall ... Clancy
Raymond Hatton ... Renard
Francis X. Bushman Jr. ... Dutch Schmidt
John Wayne ... Tom Wayne
Ruth Hall ... Elaine Corday
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Armand Corday [Chs. 1, 10] (as Creighton Chaney)
Hooper Atchley ... El Kadur
Gordon De Main ... Col. Duval
Robert Frazer ... Maj. Booth
Noah Beery Jr. ... Stubbs [Chs. 1-2, 10]
Al Ferguson ... Ali
Edward Peil Sr. ... Ratkin (as Edward Piel)
William Desmond ... Capt. Boncour
George Magrill ... El Maghreb
Robert Warwick ... Col. Brent [Ch. 1]
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Storyline

American aviator Tom Wayne (John Wayne)and his co-pilot, Stubbs (Noah Beery Jr.)are flying over an African desert when they see trouble below...Arab bandits are attacking three troopers of the French Foreign Legion. Using the machine gun mounted on his airplane, Wayne quickly stops the Arab attack. The rescued Legionaires---Clancy (Jack Mulhall), Renard (Raymond Hatton) and Dutch Schmidt (Francis X. Bushman Jr.)introduce themselves as "The Three Musketeers." They inform Wayne that the attackers were followers of "The Devil's Circle," a fanatic cult out to destroy the Foreign Legion by gun-running and insurrection. The cult's leader is El Shaitan, a masked man whose real identity is known to none. Wayne is drawn into the fight through the encouragement of his new friends, and a call for help from an old friend, Armand Corday (Lon Chaney Jr.), who has been duped into The Devil's Circle, but is trying to break away. But Armand, is killed by an assassin before he can tell what he knows ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Story of the Modern Escapades of the Most Famous Adventurers in all Fiction!


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Trivia

Retitled, re-edited and re-released in 1946 as a feature, Desert Command (1946). See more »

Goofs

Elaine is mistakenly called Ruth a few times in this serial. The actress real name is Ruth Hall. See more »

Quotes

Dutch Schmidt: Ya! Look what they did to our company! Only three of us left!
Tom Wayne: The Three Musketeers!
Renard: We are
[pause]
Renard: Three modern Musketeers! And you're our rescuer, D'Artagnan!
Clancy: One for all!
Renard: [All together shout out with Renard] All for one!
[all laugh]
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Alternate Versions

Re-edited into a 60-minute feature called Desert Command. See more »

Connections

Edited into Desert Command (1946) See more »

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Wayne used wrong name
24 April 2011 | by jmoviegirlSee all my reviews

After John Wayne's character tells his three musketeer friends he can't go with them, he tells them he's promised "Ruth Corday" he'd come back to marry her. He should have said "Elaine" Corday, the correct name for the character. Wayne obviously mixed up the first name of the actress ("Ruth" Hall) with the first name of the character she plays. He does, however, get her name correct in the rest of the film. I only noticed this goof since I am big on details, names and such and just happened to catch the error. Wayne, otherwise can do no wrong. It is always worth seeing him in his early days of film. Action-packed hero whether in the desert, like in this picture, or on the Western trail, he's always the hero.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desert Command See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mascot Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (International Film Recording Co.)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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