THE FOUR MUSKETEERS is the second half THE THREE MUSKETEERS adaptation. Here continues the adventures of D'Artagnan (York) and the three kings' musketeers he has befriended.
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When last we left the group, D'Artagnan had just been made a member of The King's Musketeers thanks to his cunning in stopping a plot to blackmail the Queen by Cardinal Richelieu (Heston) and his minions.
The political intrigue continues. This chapter of the story is all about the attempts of Milday deWinter (Dunaway), the thwarted spy of the first installment, to continue in her plans to eliminate England's Prime Minister, the Duke of Buckingham (Simon Ward) and exact her revenge by murdering D'Artagnan and his lover, Constance (Welch).
This Richard Lester film and THE THREE MUSKETEERS were intended as one. Lester forged ahead despite the actors being contracted for one film. They eventually sued and won, however, the actors reportedly did not receive as much compensation as they would have had they been paid separately for each film.
There is a two DVD package containing both films on the market.
The review of this Movie prepared by ldpaulson
THE FOUR MUSKETEERS is a film directed by the British director Richard Lester in 1974. This is the followup of "The Three Musketeers" with the same cast.
D'Artagnan has finally become a musketeer at the end of the precedent movie. The Queen of France is still in love with the Duke of Buckingham, prime minister of England, and sends letters to him by through her servant Constance Bonacieux. The Cardinal of Richelieu becomes aware of it and kidnaps Constance. The Cardinal also asks Milady De Winter to sail to England and convince Buckingham not to disembark in France in order to defend the city of La Rochelle, whose protestant inhabitants have rebelled against the catholic King of France. If Milady fails, she is told by Richelieu to murder Buckingham. D'Artagnan and his friends must save Constance, Buckingham and the Queen of France's honor.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler