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The Three Musketeers

Year:
Duration:
105 min
Genres:
Action | Adventure
IMDB rate:
7.3
Director:
Richard Lester
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations
Details
Country: Spain
Release Date: 1974-03-29
Filming Locations: Summer Palace, Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain
Earnings
Gross: SEK 1,305,775 (Sweden) Admissions 130,394 (Sweden)
Cast
Actor
Character
Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
The Three Musketeers
Raquel Welch
Constance de Bonacieux
Richard Chamberlain
Aramis
Michael York
D'Artagnan
Frank Finlay
Porthos
Christopher Lee
Rochefort
Geraldine Chaplin
Anna of Austria
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Louis XIII
Spike Milligan
M. Bonacieux
Roy Kinnear
Planchet
Georges Wilson
Treville
Simon Ward
Duke of Buckingham
Faye Dunaway
Milady
Charlton Heston
Cardinal Richelieu
Joss Ackland
D'Artagnan's Father
Nicole Calfan
Kitty
Michael Gothard
Felton
Sybil Danning
Eugenie
Gitty Djamal
Beatrice
Ángel del Pozo
Jussac
Rodney Bewes
Spy
Ben Aris
1st Musketeer
William Hobbs
Assassin
Gretchen Franklin
D'Artagnan's Mother
Francis De Wolff
Sea Captain
Richard Briers
Louis XIII
Michael Hordern
Treville
Frank Thornton
Man in Small Carriage (uncredited)
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Trivia
This was Francis De Wolff's final film before his death on April 18, 1984 at the age of 71.
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Jean-Pierre Cassel's (Louis XIII) voice is overdubbed by Richard Briers.
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Richard Lester has said in interviews the producers cast Simon Ward and Raquel Welch.
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Goofs
When M. Bonancieux is using his periscope in the palace gardens, his view is shown as being upside-down. In fact a periscope does not invert the image.
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In some stunts, the musketeers are seen for short spans of time with no rapiers - their hands are empty, as are their scabbards, while before and after they wield their swords. (One notable example is d'Artagnan climbing the walls of the palace near the climax.)
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During the fight in the laundry, one of the Swiss Guard threatens Athos with a pole. The Guardsman is bare-headed but a moment later, when he attacks, he is wearing his hat.
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Quotes
Palace Guard: [d'Artagnan has tried to pull a large carpet from under a group of guards] He's torn our carpet! 1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No | Share this Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink Hide options Jussac: [he and his men are chasing Planchet, who's in a bear costume] Guards, after him! Follow that bear!
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M. Bonancieux: [his hands are being chained behind him before being tortured] It hurts!
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Aramis: Discretion is the better part of vanity.
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Faq
Q
How many of the characters in this film were real people?
A
Despite being a work of fiction, quite a few. The four musketeers were all real: D'Artagnan is based on Charles de Batz de Castlemore, Comte d'Artagnan. Athos was Armand Sillegue d'Athos d'Auteville. Aramis was Henri d'Aramtiz, and Porthos was Isaac de Portau. Louis XIII, Anne of Austria, Cardinal Richelieu, and the Duke of Buckingham were all real characters, and the story of the diamonds is an actualy incident. Charles de Batz de Castlemore was actually too young to be involved, but d'Athos, Aramitz and Portau were all involved in helping the Queen recover her diamonds, while Lucy Hay (nee Percy), a lady in waiting of the Royal Court, was instrumental in giving Richelieu information about the Queen's love affair and the diamonds that were given away. Hay became the basis for the Countess de Winter. Constance and Monsieur Bonancieux do not appear in the historical record, and de Winter's past with Athos, and her vengeance against the Musketeers, are inventions of Dumas.
Q
Why does the Duke of Buckingham claim to be the master of a great state? He's clearly not the King of England.
A
Georges Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham, was also Prime Minister of England under Charles II, and therefore also in a good position to travel regularly to France and authorize military expeditions, as he does in the second half of the film.
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