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The Three Musketeers (1935)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 1 November 1935 (USA)
The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, ... See full summary »

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Rowland V. Lee

Writers:

Dudley Nichols (screen play), Rowland V. Lee (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Young d'Artagnan leaves Gascony for Paris where he hopes to become a Musketeer of the Guard. He does meet three Musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, but totally by chance and for... a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Walter Abel ... d'Artagnan
Paul Lukas ... Athos
Margot Grahame ... Milady de Winter
Heather Angel ... Constance
Ian Keith ... de Rochefort
Moroni Olsen ... Porthos
Onslow Stevens ... Aramis
Rosamond Pinchot Rosamond Pinchot ... Queen Anne
John Qualen ... Planchet
Ralph Forbes ... Duke of Buckingham
Nigel De Brulier ... Richelieu (as Nigel de Brulier)
Murray Kinnell ... Bernajou
Lumsden Hare ... de Treville
Miles Mander ... King Louis XIII
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Storyline

The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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"All for one... and one for all"... in the grandest romance ever written!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Três Mosqueteiros See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,962,000, 31 December 1935
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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System) (as R.C.A. Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Memphis Wednesday 20 June 1956 on WHBQ (Channel 13); it first aired in Los Angeles Sunday 23 September 1956 on KHJ (Channel 9) and in New York City Monday 22 October 1956 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits: France - - 1625 An age of romance, adventure and brave deeds. Chateau d'Artagnan - - in Gascony - - a hundred leagues from Paris. See more »

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Referenced in The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Musketeers
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Music and Lyrics by Max Steiner
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All for One and One for All
30 March 2006 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Three Musketeers was probably RKO Studio's biggest budget item for 1935. It's a condensed version of the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas and casts Walter Abel in the lead role of D'Artagnan.

Walter Abel had a distinguished career as a fine character actor, but from this film he just not have the charisma needed to carry a whole film. Ironic that the three most obvious D'Artagnans all were not available in 1935. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. was in Great Britain, Tyrone Power was a year away from his break out picture, Lloyd's of London and Errol Flynn was just being introduced at Warner Brothers in Captain Blood. Why none of those three ever got to play D'Artagnan is a mystery, especially Flynn who did do a version of The Three Musketeers as a radio play.

The best bit of acting is from Ian Keith as DeRochefort. The novel has DeRochefort as Cardinal Richelieu's chief enforcer, but here he's a loose cannon with very much his own agenda. Paul Lukas makes a brooding Athos although the best portrayal of that role comes from Van Heflin in MGM's version in 1948.

This is a decent version of the classic and far superior to what Darryl Zanuck inflicted on the public in 1939 with the Ritz Brothers as Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.


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