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The Three Musketeers (1921)




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In this rendition of the Alexandre Dumas swashbuckling classic, D'Artagnan moves through the extravagant sets and beautiful costumes in total silence. One of the more faithful adaptations of all of the versions of Dumas' classic, this is prime Fairbanks, who also produced the movie.


Marguerite De La Motte
as Constance Bonacieux
Boyd Irwin
as De Rocheford
Adolphe Menjou
as Louis XIII
Thomas Holding
as Duke of Buckingham
Sidney Franklin
as Monsieur Bonacieux
Charles Stevens
as Planchet, D'Artagnon's Lackey
Nigel De Brulier
as Cardinal Richelieu
Willis Robards
as Capt. de Treville
Lon Poff
as Father Joseph
Mary MacLaren
as Anne of Austria
Barbara La Marr
as Milady de Winter
Lon Poer
as Fr.Joseph
Walt Whitman
as D'Artagnan's Father
Charles Belcher
as Bernajoux
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Critic Reviews for The Three Musketeers

All Critics (8)

An epic film that is neither stuffy nor stale

Full Review… | July 4, 2013

Exuberantly embraces the melodramatic absurdities of Dumas's moral universe [though] Don Q Son of Zorro did better with this kind of sophisticated European intrigue.

Full Review… | October 10, 2005
Decent Films Guide

the essence of the plot- is competently handled

June 10, 2005

A barrelful o' fun--probably the best cinematic adaptation of Dumas' source material.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
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Audience Reviews for The Three Musketeers


This 3 Musketeers movie is just like all the others, no surprises here, it's no better and no worse than any other. Overall it is pretty fun and entertaining, but it's long and has a bunch of boring scenes with the queen and duke and other characters. It could have been better.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

This film is faithful to the novel, although it's a very condensed version, even at a hair short of two hours. That's understandable since a completely faithful adaptation would have to be at least three times this long. Douglas Fairbanks is perfect as D'Artagnan, aside from the fact that he's obviously much older than the character he's playing. That's just it, though. Though D'Artagnan's age is never specifically mentioned, Fairbanks defies the obvious age of his own age to convey that he is a boy on the brink of manhood. The eager twinkle in his eye almost makes you believe that he's eighteen and struggling to make his place in the world. Most importantly, Fairbanks really captures the impetuous nature of the D'Artagnon from the novel. The stunts here aren't as spectacular as the earlier year's Mark Of Zorro, or the subsequent Robin Hood, but they bring D'Artagnan's adventures to life. Mostly it's just Fairbanks' child-like style of fencing, consisting of the actors banging their swords together, with Fairbanks always coming out the victor. I believe this may be the first time he is seen to fence with multiple opponents at once. Like in Zorro, he bounds over tables, chairs and other obstacles, often backwards, never taking his eyes off his opponent. Both Fairbanks and Musketeer fans should be pleased with what is presented here. The only way it could have been better would have been if Fairbanks had produced a trilogy based on the entire novel.

Paul Savell
Paul Savell

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