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The Three Musketeers


The young Gascon D'Artagnan (Douglas Fairbanks) arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos (George Siegmann), Aramis (Eugene Pallette), and Athos (Léon Bary). Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu (Nigel De Brulier).


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The Three Musketeers is a 1921 American silent film based on the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by Fred Niblo and starred Douglas Fairbanks as d'Artagnan. The film originally had scenes filmed in the Handschiegl Color Process (billed as the "Wyckoff-DeMille Process"). The film had a sequel, The Iron Mask (1929), also starring Fairbanks as d'Artagnan and DeBrulier as Cardinal Richelieu.
The athletic Douglas Fairbanks's one-handed handspring to grab a sword during a fight scene in this film is considered as one of the great stunts of the early cinema period.


  • Douglas Fairbanks as d'Artagnan
  • Léon Bary as Athos (fictional character)
  • George Siegmann as Porthos
  • Eugene Pallette as Aramis
  • Boyd Irwin as Comte de Rochefort
  • Thomas Holding as Duke of Buckingham
  • Sidney Franklin as Monsieur Bonacieux
  • Charles Stevens (actor) as Planchet
  • Nigel De Brulier as Cardinal Richelieu

  • Willis Robards as Captain de Treville
  • Lon Poff as Father Joseph
  • Mary MacLaren as Anne of Austria
  • Marguerite De La Motte as Constance Bonacieux
  • Barbara La Marr as Milady de Winter
  • Walt Whitman as d'Artagnan's Father
  • Adolphe Menjou as Louis XIII
  • Charles Belcher (actor) as Bernajoux

Category:1921 films
Category:Swashbuckler films
Category:Films based on The Three Musketeers
Category:United Artists films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:American silent feature films
Category:1920s adventure films
Category:American films
Category:Films directed by Fred Niblo

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