July 24th, 2012: The Three Musketeers (1973)

Cast and Crew:  Richard Lester (Director); Ilyia and Alexander Salkind (Producers); Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Frank Finlay, Geraldine Chaplin, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Spike Milligan, Roy Kinnear, Simon Ward, Faye Dunaway, Charlton Heston, Joss Ackland, Sybil Danning

What It’s About:  Young swordsman D’Artagnan (Michael York) comes to Paris and finds himself embroiled in adventure and romance alongside The Three Musketeers.

Why Watch it Today?:  The Three Musketeers are the most famous creation of author Alexadre Dumas, born today in 1802.  Today’s movie is one of the best adaptations of this oft filmed work, with a stellar cast, great sword play and humor.

Where to Get It: Amazon; your local library; Netflix (DVD only)

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