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The Three Musketeers (1939) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Don Ameche, The Ritz Brothers, Binnie Barnes, Gloria Stuart, Pauline Moore, Joseph Schildkraut, John Carradine, Lionel Atwill, Miles Mander

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Loosely based on Alexadre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers," This movie follows the adventures of D'Artangan as he seeks to become a kings musketeer and avenge the killing of his parents by the evil Febre. In the course of these adventures, he gets involved in the intrigue of Cardinal Richelieu's power plays and falls in love with the niece of an inkeeper. The main contribution this movie makes to it's genre is having fight scenes directed by a Hong Kong action director and every fight scene is set in a new, unique location with a new twist. With all this, however, it never really trancends it's genre.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Zorikh Lequidre




A depression-era musical comedy version of the classic Dumas tale. In this version the three musketeers lose a drinking contest with the cooks (the Ritz Brothers) of an inn while waiting for d'Artagnan to arrive for their duel. The cooks take their place and the adventure begins! Surprisingly faithful to the feeling of the novel, this fast-paced romp has a good cast, bad puns, slapstick humor, fun songs, swashbuckling swordpay, and a particularly noisy precision dance. Trivia: Gloria Stuart from "Titanic" plays the Queen.
The review of this Movie prepared by Zorikh Lequidre



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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Comedy or Parody about    -   fairy tale/classic story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French    -   French Unusual characteristics    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Europe    -   Yes    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   France Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   castle    -   bar    -   prison    -   fort/military installation    -   castle    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing Is this movie based on a    -   book    -   book

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