Grizzled American private detective in England investigates a complicated case of blackmail turned murder involving a rich but honest elderly general, his two loose socialite daughters, a pornographer and a gangster.
The young D'Artagnan (Michael York) arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a King's Musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos (Oliver Reed), Porthos (Frank Finlay), and Aramis (Richard Chamberlain), each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are Musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu (Charlton Heston), who wishes to increase his already considerable power over King Louis XIII (Jean-Pierre Cassel). D'Artagnan must also juggle affairs with the charming Constance Bonancieux (Raquel Welch) and the passionate Lady De Winter (Faye Dunaway), a secret agent for the Cardinal.Written by
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Richlieu refers to Buckingham as the Prime Minister of England. However, the title was not adopted until the early 1700s, and even then was an unofficial name for the First Lord of the Treasury. It was not until 1937 that it was enshrined in law as the title of the Head of Government. Although Buckingham was undoubtedly one of the most powerful members of the English Court, he had no formal position as such, as there was no equivalent of a Prime Minister: the King himself was regarded as the Head of Government as well as Head of State. See more »
I think you'll like it here, Monsieur. For only two francs a day, this chamber, most s'enormous and scrupulously clean, as you can observe. The slop is emptied every second day, hey! And laundry done at a modest fee. Aha! Your rascal can sleep out there and when Monsieur beats him for insolence, the screams will scarce be heard. Oh, no, Monsieur, they don't fall off trees, chambers like these In Paris.
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Let me begin by expressing how refreshing it feels to watch a series of action scenes without wretched shaky cam! After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy and the new Ninja Turtles movies at the cinema recently, I had almost forgotten what it was like to have a comprehensible fight sequence.
This 1973 version of The Three Musketeers is the best version of the story I have ever seen, even better than the over-praised Gene Kelly adaptation. It's athletic, earthy, and light-hearted, paired with one of the most perfect casts ever brought together for a movie and Michel Legrand's amazing score which proves adventurous and heart-achingly romantic in equal turns.
If you love action and comedy, then I cannot recommend this enough. I never wanted it to end and cannot wait to watch the sequel.
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