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The Three Musketeers (1973)

A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Athos
... Constance de Bonacieux
... Aramis
... D'Artagnan
... Porthos / O'Reilly
... Rochefort
... Queen Anna
... King Louis XIII (as Jean Pierre Cassel)
... M. Bonacieux
... Planchet
Georges Wilson ... Treville
... Duke of Buckingham
... Milady
... Cardinal Richelieu
... D'Artagnan's Father
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Storyline

The young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu, who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. D'Artagnan must also juggle affairs with the charming Constance Bonancieux and the passionate Lady De Winter, a secret agent for the cardinal. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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. . . One for All and All for Fun!

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Action | Adventure

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29 March 1974 (USA)  »

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$22,018,000
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Oliver Reed was considered too bulky for the fight scenes. See more »

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Richlieu refers to Buckingham as the Prime Minister of England. However, the title was not adopted until the early 1700s, and even then was an unofficial name for the First Lord of the Treasury. It was not until 1937 that it was enshrined in law as the title of the Head of Government. Although Buckingham was undoubtedly one of the most powerful members of the English Court, he had no formal position as such, as there was no equivalent of a Prime Minister: the King himself was regarded as the Head of Government as well as Head of State. See more »

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D'Artagnan: Oh, my-my darling, forgive me. I, uh, my lord, what can I say? I-I love her, and I was jealous.
Duke of Buckingham: A perfectly excellent reason for attacking a stranger in the dark. Would you oblige me in a small matter, sir?
D'Artagnan: Anything, my Lord.
Duke of Buckingham: Madam and I are going to the palace. We must not be seen. If anyone should try to follow us, would you be good enough to kill him? Thank you.
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The best of breed
16 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Three Musketeers has been filmed again and again. This is the best of breed. In fact, it tried to be so faithful to the book that they had to split it into two films. This is the first part. The second is titled The Four Musketeers. This required all kinds of negotiations with everyone involved because they had originally signed up to do one film.

The action is fast. Long rides on horseback. Lots of sword fights, but, instead of the old Hollywood fencing with crossed swords, this film makes sword fighting look like the brutal game it was where boldness and quickness often surpassed skill. The director included a strong mix of comedy in the action. This film maintains that comedic side. The second necessarily turns darker of necessity. A great cast, great photography. It's rollicking good fun to watch.


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