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The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)

The Four Musketeers (original title)
The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.

Director:

Richard Lester

Writers:

George MacDonald Fraser (screenplay) (as George Macdonald Fraser), Alexandre Dumas (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Reed ... Athos
Raquel Welch ... Constance de Bonancieux
Richard Chamberlain ... Aramis
Michael York ... D'Artagnan
Frank Finlay ... Porthos
Christopher Lee ... Rochefort
Geraldine Chaplin ... Queen Anne of Austria
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Louis XIII (as Jean Pierre Cassel)
Roy Kinnear ... Planchet
Michael Gothard ... Felton
Nicole Calfan ... Maid Kitty
Ángel del Pozo ... Jussac (as Angel Del Pozo)
Eduardo Fajardo
Simon Ward ... Duke of Buckingham
Faye Dunaway ... Milady
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Storyline

D'Artagnan has become a Musketeer. Protestants hold La Rochelle, and the Queen loves Buckingham, who'll soon send ships to support the rebels. Richelieu enlists Rochefort to kidnap Constance, the Queen's go-between and D'Artagnan's love. The Cardinal uses the wily, amoral Milady de Winter to distract D'Artagnan. But soon, she is D'Artagnan's sworn enemy, and she has an unfortunate history with Athos as well. Milady goes to England to dispatch Buckingham; the Musketeers fight the rebels. Milady, with Rochefort's help, then turns to her personal agenda. Can D'Artagnan save Constance, defeat Rochefort, slip de Winter's ire, and stay free of the Cardinal? All for one, one for all. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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What could be better than The Three Musketeers? See more »

Genres:

Adventure | History

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This movie's Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design marked the first time that a sequel received a nomination when its predecessor was overlooked. See more »

Goofs

When Felton purchases a knife to kill the Duke, he hands the vendor a coin and walks away. The visuals then fail to match the dialog. The vendor tosses the coin into a bowl, then he takes another out, and then walks away. The dialog says, "...tuppence, don't you want your tuppence sir?" The vendor never offers change to Felton, and before the sentence is complete, the vendor has already walked away. See more »

Quotes

D'Artagnan: You! You shriveled old wine sack, have you ever lost your heart?
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Alternate Versions

There exists at least two versions of the ending to this film. The rather curious difference is that in one the narration is spoken by Richard Chamberlain, in the other it is done by Frank Finlay! See more »

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Version of The Three Musketeers (1912) See more »

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Part two of a great action/adventure film
3 November 1998 | by cglasseySee all my reviews

This film is part two of the movie "Three and Four Musketeers".

This film is somewhat more serious in tone as is warranted by the events described in the book. Not quite as fun as the first movie but true to the classic story writen by Dumas back in 1850.

(additional comments are duplicate comments made about the Three Musketeers)

This set of films (3 and 4 Musketeers were filmed at the same time and released 8 months apart) ranks right up there with "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Robin Hood" (with Erol Flynn) as one of the best in its genre (action/adventure). As an historian, I enjoyed the small touches of historical accuracy in the film. As far as I can tell, everything is just about bang-on: the costumes, the settings, the weapons, the street life, and the musketeers themselves (and yes I know the story is not "true"). The two films are quite faithful to the classic book by Alexander Dumas given some small and reasonable changes.

The sword-play in the film is the greatest! The initial duel against the Cardinal's men in the Convent is a masterpiece of choreographed combat. The battle that takes place early in the second film is hysterically funny as our heroes try to eat lunch in the middle of a war.

The actors and actresses are all wonderful, especially Michael York, Oliver Reed, Faye Dunaway, and Charlton Heston. One small weakness in the film is that it does not have the time or interest in describing how Milady de Winter seduces her jailor. I suggest reading the book to get a full understanding of that sequence of events.

Be warned, prolonged exposure to this film is likely to result in a desire for fencing lessons and historical reenactments.

Bottom line: A great film.


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Language:

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Release Date:

26 February 1975 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$19,096,800
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Color:

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1.85 : 1
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