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The Three Musketeers (1939)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 17 February 1939 (USA)
D'Artagnan sings and fronts for slapstick cowardly Ritz brothers posing as musketeers.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novel), M.M. Musselman (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Ameche ... D'Artagnan
The Ritz Brothers ... Three Lackeys
Binnie Barnes ... Milady De Winter
Gloria Stuart ... Queen Anne
Pauline Moore ... Lady Constance
Joseph Schildkraut ... King Louis XIII
John Carradine ... Naveau
Lionel Atwill ... De Rochefort
Miles Mander ... Cardinal Richelieu
Douglass Dumbrille ... Athos (as Douglas Dumbrille)
John 'Dusty' King ... Aramis (as John King)
Russell Hicks ... Porthos
Gregory Gaye ... Vitray
Lester Matthews ... Duke of Buckingham
Egon Brecher Egon Brecher ... Landlord
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Storyline

A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who 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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A musical comedy version of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers.


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One for All See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first of 5 movie releases in 1939 for Don Ameche. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where horsemen are chasing a carriage containing Milady and D'Artagnan along a country road, an electric power substation can briefly be seen in the background. See more »

Quotes

D'Artagnan: She's a walking post office.
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Connections

Version of Three Musketeers (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

My Lady
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Samuel Pokrass
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Don Ameche
Reprised by Pauline Moore and Don Ameche
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Forgettable
19 November 2012 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

This is a perfectly likable, but also perfectly forgettable movie. Don Ameche had charm, and he shows that here. The Ritz Brothers were second-rate Three Stooges, but they're about as good as they ever got here. Binnie Barnes is nice to look at. The plot is forgettable, which wouldn't have been a problem if the songs had been any good, but they are all completely and instantly forgettable.

Still, to judge from the sets, Fox must have thought this movie had box office potential: it's not cheaply made.

If it's on and you have nothing better to do, it's a pleasant way to pass an hour.

It's not worth seeking out, though.


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