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Three Musketeers / The Queen's Diamonds


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  Three Musketeers  / The Queen's Diamonds Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
7.00 /10
 
Starring
Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain
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Directed by: Richard Lester
Written by: George MacDonald Fraser from Alexander Dumas's novel

 
 
 
Released: 1973
   
Genre: ACTION
SWASHBUCKLER
ADVENTURE
COSTUME
COMEDY
   
Origin: GB
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 107
 
 


 
A country lad (Michael York) wishes to join an elite force within the French army.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Jolly swashbuckler which follows the Dumas novel reasonably closely and captures its thrills, but also finds time for humorous interludes and slapstick. Lester directs with bravura pace, and this is the best version of the much-filmed story - although the 1948 film starring Gene Kelly has its admirers, and the 1994 version is quite a merry romp as well. Lester made a sequel, The Four Musketeers (1974), which he shot at the same time and is very watchable, and The Return of the Musketeers (1989), which is a sad disappointment.


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