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The Fifth Musketeer (1979)

King Louis XIV has without his knowledge a twin brother, Philippe, but when he is told, he immediately locks up his brother in the Bastille. The king wants to increase his popularity and ... See full summary »

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King Louis XIV has without his knowledge a twin brother, Philippe, but when he is told, he immediately locks up his brother in the Bastille. The king wants to increase his popularity and stages an assassination against himself where Philippe is dressed as king Louis. But Philippe manages to escape the assassination and everybody believes him to be the real king... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Duelling, dashing heroes ... from the bedroom to the battlefield! See more »


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8 November 1979 (Argentina)  »

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The 5th Musketeer  »

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The movie marked Alan Hale Jr.'s third and final portrayal of Porthos in a film after inheriting the role from his father, Alan Hale, who had originated the merry character in the earlier picture The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). Hale, Jr. played Porthos Jr. in At Sword's Point (1952) and then portrayed Porthos for the second time in Lady in the Iron Mask (1952). See more »

Quotes

Louis XIV: I may be getting married, but I'll be damned if I'll miss a full day's hunting just for that.
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Crazy Credits

In the longer version, titled Behind the Iron Mask, Sylvia Kristel, Beau Bridges and Ursula Andress are credited simultaneously (in this order). However, Bridges' name is positioned slightly higher on screen than the two ladies. This way it can appear that either Bridges is top billed (being the highest credit of the three) or Kristel (when reading from left to right). A similar construction was employed during the opening credits of Jaws (1975) for it's three leads. See more »

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Version of Le masque de fer (1962) See more »

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Average played out and retelling of "The Man in the Iron Mask"
25 March 2001 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 1/26/2001 - 5 out of 10 (Dir-Ken Annakin): Average played out and retelling of "The Man in the Iron Mask" story. A look-alike of King Louie is put into power by the musketeers for political reasons although this version tries to play up a love interest without much success. Could have been a good romantic/adventure but lacking in heart-felt talent.


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