There were three or four series on early television in the mid-1950's that I watched as a pre-teen and really enjoyed. Robin Hood starring Richard Greene, The Buccaneer starring Robert Shaw, and most likely this one (I remember Sebastian Cabot) in a series on the Three Musketeers.
The episode I remember most vividly had them in a country inn where Porthos got drunk and they got into a bet where the others claimed he was very strong. To prove it, he lifted the center post supporting the inn's roof and it crashed around them. The innkeeper sued for damages and the rest of the half hour show was about the musketeers attempting to raise funds to pay for lawyers and a defense (one of them sang love songs to the daughter of one of the lawyers).
When the trial was called, the judge asked for the evidence for the plaintiff and the innkeeper produced a small piece of paper with the cost of the damages. The judge called for defense evidence and several lawyer assistants wheeled in massive amounts of paperwork. The judge looking at the weight of evidence found in favor of the musketeers.
Another tragedy averted. And I use this as a prime example of our judicial system.
The production values were quite high, the stories were fun. I enjoyed this as much as the other series.
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