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The Three Musketeers (1939)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 17 February 1939 (USA)
D'Artagnan sings and fronts for slapstick cowardly Ritz brothers posing as musketeers.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novel), M.M. Musselman (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Ameche ... D'Artagnan
Harry Ritz ... First Lackey (as The Ritz Brothers)
Jimmy Ritz ... 2nd Lackey (as The Ritz Brothers)
Al Ritz ... Third Lackey (as The Ritz Brothers)
Binnie Barnes ... Milady De Winter
Gloria Stuart ... Queen Anne
Pauline Moore ... Lady Constance
Joseph Schildkraut ... King Louis XIII
John Carradine ... Naveau
Lionel Atwill ... De Rochefort
Miles Mander ... Cardinal Richelieu
Douglass Dumbrille ... Athos (as Douglas Dumbrille)
John 'Dusty' King ... Aramis (as John King)
Russell Hicks ... Porthos
Gregory Gaye ... Vitray
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Storyline

A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A musical comedy version of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers.


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One for All See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first of 5 movie releases in 1939 for Don Ameche. See more »

Goofs

Despite the 17th Century time period during which the story is supposedly taking place, all three leading ladies hair styles are strictly 1939. See more »

Quotes

D'Artagnan: She's a walking post office.
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Connections

Version of The King's Musketeers (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Voila
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Samuel Pokrass
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
Sung by Don Ameche twice
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not bad at all!
7 August 2005 | by mosthappyfellaSee all my reviews

The renowned late British film historian Leslie Halliwell includes this film in his book " Halliwells hundred" as one of the funniest and under-appreciated musical spoofs in his long film going experience...this prompted me to take a look at it , and indeed it IS funny and it makes one wonder why the Ritz brothers are now all but forgotten by the general public(well, that shouldn't surprise anyone, as the "general" public has the memory of a fruit-fly when it comes to classic cinema...) and their contemporaries the 3 stooges are still so over-appreciated and all over the place....cults are strange things and often owe more to snobbish "in-the-know"-isms than real talent.... Nevertheless....the other review of this movie on this site seems to be a little besides the point....this is a bit of fluff, but it's Great fluff, made with style and often more straightforward and to the point than other more pompous versions of this old yarn...relax and enjoy it : its entertainment...as light and pleasant as a summers breeze, as funny as your self-important uncle falling face down in a cream pie! And oh yes, I DO know Friml's score for " the 3 musketeers"...it COULD have been used yes, but boy would it have been BORING!


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