The Return of the Musketeers

The Return of the Musketeers

Richard Lester (1989)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Fifteen years after the success of his sparkling version of Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling favourite, Richard Lester reunited the musketeers for a tale in which they bid to save Charles I of England from the executioner's axe. Roy Kinnear's tragic death following a riding accident obviously sapped everyone's enthusiasm for the project and, while there are some witty jokes about the ravages of time, this might have been one occasion when the old adage "the show must go on" could have been ignored. The Dumas book Twenty Years After, on which the story is based, inspired the marginally more successful Bertrand Tavernier film D'Artagnan's Daughter.


D'Artagnan reunites his former companions to save the queen of France from the scheming Cardinal Mazarin, and embark on a mission to England to prevent the beheading of Charles I. Meanwhile, the daughter of a former vanquished enemy is seeking revenge on the four heroes. Swashbuckling adventure sequel, with Oliver Reed, Michael York, Frank Finlay, Richard Chamberlain, Kim Cattrall and Roy Kinnear, who died during filming.

Cast & Crew

D'Artagnan Michael York
Athos Oliver Reed
Porthos Frank Finlay
Raoul C Thomas Howell
Justine Kim Cattrall
Queen Anne Geraldine Chaplin
Planchet Roy Kinnear
Rochefort Christopher Lee
Cardinal Mazarin Philippe Noiret
Aramis Richard Chamberlain
Duke of Beaufort Eusebio Lázaro
Cromwell Alan Howard
Charles I Bill Paterson
Louis XIV David Birkin
Cyrano de Bergerac Jean-Pierre Cassel
Caddie Billy Connolly
Director Richard Lester
see more

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for violence. Available on: video