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. Written by
Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>
. . . One for All and All for Fun!
Did You Know?
Constance Bonacieux, played in this film by Raquel Welch
, is constantly described in the original novel as "intelligent", whereas in this film she is played primarily for comic effect as somewhat clumsy and accident-prone and slightly less intelligent, though still fiercely loyal to the Queen. See more
As the Musketeers race on horseback to Calais to deliver a note from the Queen to Buckingham, the countryside is not of northern France, but arid portions of southern Spain. See more
Now, that man in his time has insulted me, broken my father's sword, had me clubbed to the ground, laid violent hands on the woman I love! He is inconvenient.