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The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)

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The made-for-television The Man in the Iron Mask was, at the very least, the twelfth film version of Alexandre Dumas' novel The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later - the second sequel to his Three Musketeers. The title character is Philippe (Richard Chamberlain), claimant to the throne of France. Supporters of Philippe's vile twin brother, King Louis XIV (also Chamberlain), kidnap Philippe, lock him in a dungeon, and obscure his identity with an iron mask. But aging D'Artagnan (Louis Jourdan), who'd virtually raised Philippe from boyhood, reunites his old musketeer cohorts to rescue Philippe, overthrow the wicked Louis, and place the "rightful heir" on the throne. Emmy nominations went to scripter William Bast and costumer Olga Lehmann. Photographed by the great Freddie Young, Man in the Iron Mask was first telecast January 17, 1977

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Cast

Richard Chamberlain
as Louis XIV/Philippe
Louis Jourdan
as D'Artagnan
Jenny Agutter
as Louise de la Valliere
Godfrey Quigley
as Baisemeaux
Ian Holm
as Duval
Ralph Richardson
as Colbert de Voliere
Vivien Merchant
as Queen Marie Theresa
Brenda Bruce
as Queen Anna of Austria
Emrys James
as Percerin
Hugh Fraser
as Montfleury
Max Amyl
as Andre
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A made for TV production, and it shows; the photography is very static and dreary by today's standards. It is bolstered however by a strong cast of British stalwarts.

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