The Three Musketeers (1974)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Oliver Reed Athos
Raquel Welch Constance de Bonancieux
Richard Chamberlain Aramis
Michael York D'Artagnan
Frank Finlay Porthos/O'Reilly
Christopher Lee Rochefort
Geraldine Chaplin Anna of Austria
Jean-Pierre Cassel Louis XIII
Spike Milligan M. Bonancieux
Roy Kinnear Planchet
Georges Wilson Treville
Simon Ward Duke of Buckingham
Faye Dunaway Milady de Winter
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
Bernabe Barta Barri
Richard Briers Louis XIII (voice)
Honor Blackman (uncredited)
Frank Thornton Man in small carriage (uncredited)
Angel del Pozo Jussac
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure
Director Richard Lester
Producer Alexander Salkind
Writer Alexandre Dumas père; George MacDonald Fraser
Studio Wellspring
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 105 mins
Country Spain
Color Color
Plot
Director Richard Lester strikes the perfect balance between slapstick and swashbuckling swordplay in this whimsical adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's grand adventure. Michael York, all innocence and wide-eyed chivalry as young D'Artagnan, makes quite an impression on his first day in Paris: he challenges all three of the legendary Musketeers to a duel, then joins them in arms against the cardinal's soldiers. The worldly rascals, led by Athos (Oliver Reed), who hides his brooding past behind a sarcastic wit, adopt the young hero. Soon D'Artagnan is stealing hearts and stealing food with equal aplomb as he joins their campaign to defend the queen (Geraldine Chaplin) against a plot devised by the scheming cardinal (Charlton Heston) and his cold-hearted accomplice Milady de Winter (Faye Dunaway). Richard Chamberlain's Aramis, the trio's Don Juan and resident man of God, and Frank Finlay's fun-loving hedonist Porthos round out the Musketeers, while Christopher Lee's sneering Rochefort executes the cardinal's wishes as commander of the church's soldiers. Other members of this talented cast include Raquel Welch as the beautiful but disaster-prone seamstress to the queen, Spike Milligan as the beauty's jealous husband, Roy Kinnear as D'Artagnan's bumbling servant, Planchet, and Jean-Pierre Cassel as the clueless king. George MacDonald Fraser's rollicking screenplay combines boisterous adventure and roguish humor with marvelous characters, and Lester's dynamic direction turns it into one of the greatest comic swashbucklers of all time. Followed by The Four Musketeers, which continues the story in a darker vein. --Sean Axmaker
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 154
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 720917502922
Release Date 2002
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color
Links
Internet Movie Database