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Desert Command (1946)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Mystery | 1946 (USA)
Edited version of the 1933 Mascot serial "The Three Musketeers," first released in 1946.

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Colbert Clark, Armand Schaefer (as Armand Schaeffer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Wayne ... Tom Wayne (archive footage)
Ruth Hall ... Elaine Corday (archive footage)
Robert Frazer ... Maj. Booth (archive footage)
Noah Beery Jr. ... Stubbs (archive footage)
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Lt. Armand Corday (archive footage) (as Creighton Chaney)
Jack Mulhall ... Clancy (archive footage)
Raymond Hatton ... Renard (archive footage)
Francis X. Bushman Jr. ... Schmidt (archive footage)
Hooper Atchley ... El Kadur (archive footage)
Gordon De Main ... Col. Duval (archive footage)
Al Ferguson Al Ferguson ... Ali (archive footage)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Ratkin (archive footage) (as Edward Piel)
William Desmond ... Capt. Boncour (archive footage)
George Magrill ... El Maghreb (archive footage)
Robert Warwick ... Col. Brent (archive footage)
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In this feature-length abridgment of the 1933 serial The Three Musketeers (1933), three Foreign Legionnaires (Clancy, Renard, and Schmidt) who refer to themselves in song and banter as the Three Musketeers fight renegade Arab forces under the mysterious El Shaitan. Rescued from a surrounding force by army pilot Tom Wayne, they support Wayne as he tries to uncover the identity of El Shaitan, who is smuggling guns into Algeria in hopes of creating a full-scale revolution. Only by going undercover as a member of the Devil's Circle can Wayne learn the secret of El Shaitan's identity. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Chevauchée de la Gloire See more »

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Mascot Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Lt. Armand Corday: Those fool Arabs are always beating their native drums.
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This is an hour-long feature film re-edited from the three-and-a-half hour serial entitled The Three Musketeers See more »

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Edited from The Three Musketeers (1933) See more »

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ITS PURPOSE DIED IN ITS SERIAL FORMAT.
8 June 2002 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

Released in 1946, this feature is cobbled together from a 12 part 1933 Mascot serial, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, and purports to be based upon the classic work by Dumas, with the action transferred to the Sahara and involving a struggle of the French Foreign Legion opposite a secret group of Arab villains, with John Wayne's character mentioned in the script as D'Artagnan to a trio of guardsmen. The original serial is grotesquely silly, and this synthesis is, if possible, even worse, with situations and dialogue that are numbingly puerile; however, if the film lacks any direction whatsoever, the viewer cannot fail but be amazed at the athletic equestrian stuntwork of Yakima Canutt and his crew of worthies, actively and dramatically superior as they are to the remainder of the performers.


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