Musketeers Week: On Film

Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers has been interpreted and reinterpreted and rereinterpreted in film, television and theater from before the age of film to the present day. Here are some clips and trailers from just a few versions of Dumas’ most famous work. For a more complete list of all the Musketeer film offerings check out IMDB’s Three Musketeers Page.

The Musketeers

“BBC AMERICA’s new co-production drama series, The Musketeers, is set on the streets of seventeenth century Paris, where law and order is an idea more than a reality. In addition to being King Louis XIII’s personal bodyguards, Athos, Aramis and Porthos stand resolutely for social justice, honor, valor, love – and for the thrill of it.” Starring Howard Charles, Ryan Gage, Luke Pasqualino, Santiago Cabrera and Tom Burke [From BBC America]

The Three Musketeers (2011)

“The hot-headed young D’Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.” Starring Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson [From IMDb]

The Musketeer (2001)

“Alexander Dumas’ novel is updated with an eastern influence as D’Artagnan attempts to join the king’s elite guards, the Royal Musketeers, and find the man who killed his parents.” Starring Justin Chambers, Catherine Deneuve and Mena Suvari [From IMDb]

The Three Musketeers (1993)

“The three best of the disbanded Musketeers – Athos, Porthos, and Aramis – join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D’Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu’s evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady.” Starring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland and Chris O’Donnell [From IMDb]

The Three Musketeers (1973)

“The young D’Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king’s musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D’Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu, who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. D’Artagnan must also juggle affairs with the charming Constance Bonancieux and the passionate Lady De Winter, a secret agent for the cardinal.” Starring Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch and Richard Chamberlain [From IMDb]

The Three Musketeers (1948)

“The hectic adventures of D’Artagnan, a young provincial noble who just comes to Paris to enter the musketeers. He will meet action, love, hate, the king and the queen as his impetuousness gets him involved in political plots… and of course virile and indestructible friendship with the three musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis.” Starring Lana Turner, Gene Kelly and June Allyson [From IMDb]

The Three Musketeers (1921)

“The young Gascon D’Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king’s Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.” Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Léon Bary, George Siegmann and Eugene Pallette [From IMDb]

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