Play Dates


May 10        Iowa City, IA        FILMSCENE

The Three Musketeers Play Dates


USA/Spain, 1973
Director: Richard Lester
Producer: Alexander Salkind
Cast: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York, Frank Finlay, Christopher Lee
Screenwriter: George MacDonald Fraser
Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Cinematography: David Watkin
Music: Michel Legrand
Genre: Action, Adventure
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Language: English
Running Time: 107 minutes

d'Artagnan (Michael York) arrives in Paris from the country and falls in with three musketeers in service to King Louis XIII, allying with them against the power-hungry Cardinal Richelieu (Charlton Heston). Between duels and capers, d'Artagnan has an affair with his landlord's wife, Constance Bonacieux (Raquel Welch), and seeks to thwart the Cardinal's threat to the King.

Awards and Recognition:
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (Golden Globes, 1975)
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical nomination (Golden Globes, 1975)
Best Art Directionr, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, and Best Film Editing nominations (BAFTA Awards, 1975)
Top Ten Films (National Board of Review, 1974)

The 4K restoration was made from the original negative by Studiocanal at VDM Laboratory.

Reviews and Quotes 2

"Few adventure movies have such a heightened atmosphere of beauty, excitement, and fun."
Chicago Tribune

"A superb bit of tongue-in-cheekery, stylish and fun but also deeply affectionate."
Los Angeles Times

"Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel has been filmed more than four dozen times, but this lavish and hilarious rendition is the pinnacle."
The Oregonian

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