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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Douglas Fairbanks
Director: Fred Niblo Cast: Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
, Leon Bary
Leon Bary
, George Siegmann
George Siegmann
Fred Niblo

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Douglas Fairbanks' longest and most elaborate production up to 1921, The Three Musketeers was Fairbanks' first full-blown costume adventure (his modestly produced 1920 The Mark of Zorro was regarded as an extension of his breezy contemporary comedies). Fairbanks assumes the leading role of D'Artagnan, who after challenging musketeers Athos (Leon Barry), Porthos (George Siegmann) and Aramis (Eugene Pallette--yes, Eugene Pallette) to a duel, joins forces with them in opposition of the scheming Cardinal Richelieu(Nigel De Brulier). Plotting to discredit Queen Anne (Mary McLaren) in the eyes of her husband King Louis XIII (Adolphe Menjou) Richelieu dispatches Milady de Winter (Barbara La Marr) to pilfer the diamond brooch given by Anne to her British lover, the Duke of Buckingham (Thomas Holding). With the help of the lovely Constance (Marguerite de la Motte) D'Artagnan and the Musketeers race against time to retrieve the brooch and save their Queen. The film ends with D'Artagnan emerging victorious, a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his lips; the actual, darker denouement of Dumas' original Three Musketeers would be dramatized in the opening reels of Douglas Fairbanks' valedictory silent film, The Iron Mask (1929).

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2018
UPC: 0086547023108
Original Release: 1921
Source: Undercrank Prod
Sales rank: 31,927

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Douglas Fairbanks D'Artagnan
Leon Bary Athos
George Siegmann Porthos
Eugene Pallette Aramis
Marguerite de la Motte Constance Bonacieux
Boyd Irwin De Rocheford
Thomas Holding George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
Adolphe Menjou Louis XIII
Sidney Franklin Monsieur Bonacieux
Charles Stevens Planchet, D'Artagnon's Lackey
Nigel de Brulier Cardinal Richelieu
Willis Robards Capt. de Treville
Lon Poff Father Joseph
Mary MacLaren Anne of Austria
Barbara La Marr Milady de Winter
Lon Poer Fr.Joseph
Walt Whitman & the Soul Children D'Artagnan's Father
Charles Belcher Bernajoux

Technical Credits
Fred Niblo Director
Paul Burns Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
Douglas Fairbanks Screenwriter
Louis F. Gottschalk Score Composer
Edward Knoblock Screenwriter
Edward M. Langley Art Director
Lotta Woods Screenwriter

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