• Publication date: August 17, 2012

TheThree Musketeers

Closely based on the timeless novel by Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers adds to the mix lots of slapstick and witty one liners that make it a hilarious viewing, time and time again. Seen as the best musketeers film ever produced along with its sequels, the all-star cast and script are impeccable. One for All and All for Fun!

Program data

Duration: 110

Production Year: 1973

MBC Max:

August 30, 2012 02:10 (KSA) ~ August 30, 2012 01:10 (CLT)

Seen as one of the last great big-budget, stellar-cast, adventure movies of the 20th century, this version of Dumas' musketeers is considered the best representation of the adventure novel by movie buffs. The plot of this classy comedy follows D'Artagnan (Michael York) who heads to Paris in the hopes of becoming a musketeer for the King as his father was. He chances upon Athos (Oliver Reed), Porthos (Frank Finlay), and Aramis (Richard Chamberlain)who take turns in challenging him to duel before offering him a chance to help them defend the King's honor and that of the French crown.  Fighting them every step of the way is Cardinal Richelieu (Charlton Heston) who wants to expand his power and control over the king.

When the Queen's former lover, the Duke of Buckingham, is given a diamond necklace in remembrance, the Cardinal finds out and tries to embarrass the King and Queen by suggesting to the King that he throw a ball in his wife's honor and ask her to wear her diamond necklace. D'Artagnan and his love Constance (Raquel Welsh), and the musketeers, will have to retrieve the necklace before the ball to save the Queen's honor. But little do they know that the Cardinal has already dispensed his agent Milady de Winter (Faye Dunaway) to snatch the gems.

Starring:

  • Michael York 
  • Oliver Reed
  • Frank Finlay 
  • Richard Chamberlain
  • Charlton Heston
  • Faye Dunaway
  • Raquel Welsh
  • Christopher Lee

 

Directed by:  Richard Lester

Rating:  PG