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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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PG | See all certifications »

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29 March 1974 (USA)  »

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The Three Musketeers  »

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$22,018,000
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When this was in its early stage of development, Richard Burton, Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress and Leonard Whiting, still hot from Romeo and Juliet (1968) were being being pursued by producers Ilya Salkind and Alexander Salkind. See more »

Goofs

When the king is playing chess with animals as chess pieces, he commands one to move to the position of Knight 4. That should be in the second row from the left or right, but in fact the animal moved to the last row. See more »

Quotes

Athos: I fight just as well with my left hand. If you find that this places you at a disadvantage, I do apologize.
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Still the best filmed version by a long way
8 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have loved this film (or rather, these films!) since I first saw them as a child in the early eighties. At that point I hadn't read the novels, but, unusually, I think no less of the films now that I have. In their broad, slapstick style of humour, they perhaps reflect the times in which they were made, rather than Dumas, but there is no lack of the original's tragedy in the scenes of Athos' past and D'Artagnan's disillusion. George Macdonald Fraser's script is as fine as you'd expect of the writer of the 'Flashman' novels and the choreography of the fight scenes has been justly praised. The foils were apparently as heavy as their Seventeenth Century counterparts and the actors' agony was increased by filming in the hot Spanish sun....

When I watched these films again a few weeks ago I was also struck by the beautiful cinematography, with the scene in the snow and the climactic fight in the convent particularly well-framed. For me, this is as near-perfect an adaptation of the adventure novel as is possible, combining romance, humour, tragedy and action with wonderful production values and a terrific script. Few other films, and no other version of the 'Musketeers', reaches this standard. Messieurs York, Reed, Finlay, Chamberlain, Heston, Ward, Lee, Milligan and Kinnear, plus Mmes Dunaway, Chaplain and Welch will forever be associated with their characters for me. Brilliant stuff!


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