The Four Musketeers

The Four Musketeers

Richard Lester (1974)

102min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This sequel was shot at the same time as its more illustrious predecessor, but without the knowledge of its cast, who sued producer Alexander Salkind for back-pay. Subtitled The Revenge of Milady, the action brings Faye Dunaway to the fore, as she seeks to trap the dashing blades by imprisoning Michael York's beloved, Raquel Welch. The original cast is obviously still in the swing of things and there is a nice demonstration of screen villainy from Christopher Lee, but director Richard Lester can't resist tilting the swashbuckling into slapstick, with uneven results. The costumes were nominated for an Oscar.

Summary

The swashbuckling heroes, with young swordsman D'Artagnan promoted to their ranks, are sent to quell an uprising against the king. But the scheming Cardinal Richelieu continues plotting to seize power, while his treacherous partner-in-crime Milady de Winter has revenge in mind. Adventure sequel, starring Oliver Reed, Michael York, Charlton Heston, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Lee, Richard Chamberlain and Frank Finlay.

Cast & Crew

D'Artagnan Michael York
Rochefort Christopher Lee
Aramis Richard Chamberlain
Athos Oliver Reed
Cardinal Richelieu Charlton Heston
Milady de Winter Faye Dunaway
Porthos Frank Finlay
Duke of Buckingham Simon Ward
Constance Bonancieux Raquel Welch
Director Richard Lester
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Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama