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The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)

The Four Musketeers (original title)
The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.

Director:

Richard Lester

Writers:

George MacDonald Fraser (screenplay) (as George Macdonald Fraser), Alexandre Dumas (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Reed ... Athos
Raquel Welch ... Constance de Bonancieux
Richard Chamberlain ... Aramis
Michael York ... D'Artagnan
Frank Finlay ... Porthos
Christopher Lee ... Rochefort
Geraldine Chaplin ... Queen Anne of Austria
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Louis XIII (as Jean Pierre Cassel)
Roy Kinnear ... Planchet
Michael Gothard ... Felton
Nicole Calfan ... Maid Kitty
Ángel del Pozo ... Jussac (as Angel Del Pozo)
Eduardo Fajardo
Simon Ward ... Duke of Buckingham
Faye Dunaway ... Milady
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Storyline

D'Artagnan has become a Musketeer. Protestants hold La Rochelle, and the Queen loves Buckingham, who'll soon send ships to support the rebels. Richelieu enlists Rochefort to kidnap Constance, the Queen's go-between and D'Artagnan's love. The Cardinal uses the wily, amoral Milady de Winter to distract D'Artagnan. But soon, she is D'Artagnan's sworn enemy, and she has an unfortunate history with Athos as well. Milady goes to England to dispatch Buckingham; the Musketeers fight the rebels. Milady, with Rochefort's help, then turns to her personal agenda. Can D'Artagnan save Constance, defeat Rochefort, slip de Winter's ire, and stay free of the Cardinal? All for one, one for all. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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...it's four for one and fun for all! See more »

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Adventure | History

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain | Panama

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,096,800
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed at the same time as The Three Musketeers (1973). See more »

Goofs

When the bomb attached to the bread is thrown back at La Rochelle, clearly it is the bread which explodes. If the frame is stopped, the fuse is lit near it top and the bomb is still clearly intact as the bread explodes. See more »

Quotes

Aramis: [upon learning that a bottle of wine is poisoned] I always had my doubts about the Anjou '22.
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Alternate Versions

There exists at least two versions of the ending to this film. The rather curious difference is that in one the narration is spoken by Richard Chamberlain, in the other it is done by Frank Finlay! See more »

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Version of The Three Musketeers: Part 1 (1911) See more »

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"By my order, and for the good of the state, the bearer has done what has been done."
11 April 2003 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan are back; or more precisely, are still here; for the second half of the Dumas novel. As I'm sure most fans know, this was meant to be part of the complete Three Musketeers, before the Salkinds split it into two films. This led to much litigation and the creation of the "Salkind clause" in movie contracts.

Spoliers-The film takes up where the first part left off; D'Artagnan and the Musketeers have saved the Queen from embarassment and confounded the evil Cardinal Richelieu. D'Artagnan is now a full fledged Musketeer (although, in the novel, he was still just a guardsman).

Now the Cardinal hatches a new plot to persuade the Duke of Buckingham from joining the protestant Huguenot rebels at the city of La Rochelle. Milady is sent to persuade him to change his mind or kill him. Although Buckingham imprisons her, he underestimates the power of her charms. The Duke meets a tragic end and Milady returns to France to seek her revenge on D'Artagnan.

Meanwhile, D'Artagnan rescues his mistress Constance and places her in safekeeping. He learns the true identity of Milady and the mystery behind Athos' melancholy.

The Musketeers are sent to fight at La Rochelle and uncover the Cardinal's plot to kill Buckingham. Although the other Musketeers care little, D'Artagnan owes a debt to Buckingham and tries to stop the plot.

D'Artagnan pays a terrible price for his efforts, but emerges as a lieutenant of the Musketeers. He has taken his place as the leader of the group, but will find little solace in his promotion.

As with the first film, the performances are spot on. Everything is the same, as it was filmed at the same time. It is best viewed as a whole with the Three Musketeers.


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