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Leon Barry (left) and Douglas Fairbanks.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
 
The Three Musketeers
Also known as Die Drei Musketiere in Gemany
(1921) American
B&W : Twelve reels / 11,700 feet
Directed by Fred Niblo

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks [D’Artagnan], Leon Barry [Athos], George Siegmann [Porthos], Eugene Pallette [Aramis], Nigel de Brulier [Cardinal Richelieu], Boyd Irwin [Comte de Rochefort], Marguerite De La Motte [Constance Bonacieux], Barbara La Marr [Milady de Winter], Adolphe Menjou [King Louis XIII], Mary MacLaren [Anne of Austria, Queen of France], Thomas Holding [George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham], Willis Robards [Captain de Treville], Lon Poff [Father Joseph], Walt Whitman [D’Artagnan’s father], Sydney Franklin [Monsieur Bonacieux], Charles Belcher [Bernajoux], Charles Stevens [Planchet]; Dorothy Dorr [noblewoman with mask], Granville Redmond, [?] Douglas Fairbanks Jr.?

Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Douglas Fairbanks. Adapted (scenario) by Edward Knoblock + [Lotta Woods and Douglas Fairbanks], from the novel Les trois mousquetaires (The Three Musketeers) by Alexandre Dumas (père). Scenario editor, Lotta Woods. Art direction by Edward M. Langley. Master of costumes (costume design by), Paul Burns [?] and Edward Knoblock? Sculptor, Willie Hopkins. Fencing instructor, H.J. Utterhore. Master of properties, Harry Edwards. Technical director, Frank England. Electrician, Bert Wayne (Albert Wayne). Assistant director, Doran Cox. Photographed (cinematography) by Arthur Edeson. Film editor (edited by), Nellie Mason. Musical score by Louis F. Gottschalk. Presented by Douglas Fairbanks. / © 13 September 1921 by Douglas Fairbanks [LP16959]. Premiered 28 August 1921 in New York, New York. General release, 2 October 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Original sequences with color by the Max Handschiegl hand color engraving process. The film was released in Sweden on 2 October 1922. The film was released in Finland on 22 October 1923. The novel was previously filmed as Les trois mousquetaires (1921). The novel was subsequently filmed as Milady (1922).

Drama: Historical.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.5665.

Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Authors: Alexandre Dumas - Crime: Blackmail - Loyalty - Religion: Cardinals - Royalty: Kings, Queens - Weapons: Swords

Listing updated: 24 February 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F2 n. F2.5665; Bardèche-History pp. 148, 212; Basten-Technicolor p. 14; Bogdanovich-Dwan p. 53; Bohn-Light p. 98; Brownlow-Parade pp. 248, 271; Carroll-Matinee p. 105; Everson-American pp. 14, 163, 171-172, 278; FilmDaily-1926 pp. 5, 40; Kerr-Silent pp. 58, 60; Lahue-Gentlemen pp. 82, 87; Limbacher-Feature p. 250; Schuchman-Hollywood p. 26; Sherwood-Best p. xvii; Shipman-Cinema p. 72; Sinyard-Silent p. 142; Sweeney-Coming pp. 23, 32; Vermilye-Twenties p. 22 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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