three musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Directed by Richard Lester
U.K. / 1973 / Narrative
105 minutes / English

Presented as part of Golden Anniversaries, a series that honors films celebrating their 50th year of release.

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.

Presented by Robert Hunt, who has been writing and occasionally teaching about movies since 1981, mostly for The Riverfront Times, (and 18 other publications, only two of which are still in business...).