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The Three Musketeers (1948)

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D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu to usurp the King's power.

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novel), Robert Ardrey (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lana Turner ... Lady de Winter
Gene Kelly ... D'Artagnan
June Allyson ... Constance
Van Heflin ... Athos
Angela Lansbury ... Queen Anne
Frank Morgan ... King Louis XIII
Vincent Price ... Richelieu
Keenan Wynn ... Planchet
John Sutton ... The Duke of Buckingham
Gig Young ... Porthos
Robert Coote ... Aramis
Reginald Owen ... Treville
Ian Keith ... Rochefort
Patricia Medina ... Kitty
Richard Wyler ... Albert (as Richard Stapley)
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Storyline

The hectic adventures of D'Artagnan, a young provincial noble who just comes to Paris to enter the musketeers. He will meet action, love, hate, the king and the queen as his impetuousness gets him involved in political plots... and of course virile and indestructible friendship with the three musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Written by Yepok

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Mightiest of All Romantic Adventures! ...Storming it's way to the screen with unbelievable excitement! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,474,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,990,320, 31 December 1948

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,338,160, 31 December 1948
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Production charts include Frances Gifford in the cast, but she was not in the film. See more »

Goofs

During the first sword fight scene, Gascon splashes water out of a bird bath into his opponent's face to distract him. After the fight is over, the musketeers walk away laughing and the camera rises to an overhead shot - the bird bath is now completely dry. See more »

Quotes

D'Artagnan: I didn't do very well, did I? I was only trying to say I love you.
Constance: Maybe you should have told me your name first.
D'Artagnan: D'Artagnan.
Constance: D'Artagnan - the famous swordsman?
D'Artagnan: The famous booby.
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a delight
4 June 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While there have been many versions of the THREE MUSKETEERS, this is my very favorite thanks to wonderful writing, acting and cinematography. I just love the incredibly vivid colors of the 1940s Technicolor and this is perhaps the best example of this type of color film that emphasized very bright primary colors--more intense than real life but perfect for showy spectacles like this.

The film begins with Gene Kelly (as D'Artagnon) heading to Paris and accidentally insulting each of the three musketeers. He is challenged to all three to a duel, but the duels are cut short by the troops of the evil Cardinal Richelieu. Then, the story takes off and the intrigue begins.

The film is a perfect example of the "full MGM treatment"--top production values, crisp writing, excellent direction and the best ensemble cast around. See it and have a ball. If you don't, you must be dead.


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