The Return of the Musketeers

Synopsis: It's 1649: Mazarin hires the impoverished D'Artagnan to find the other musketeers: Cromwell has overthrown the English king, so Mazarin fears revolt, particularly from the popular Beaufort. Porthos, bored with riches and wanting a title, signs on, but Aramis, an abbé, and Athos, a brawler raising an intellectual son, assist Beaufort in secret. When they fail to halt Beaufort's escape from prison, the musketeers are expendable, and Mazarin sends them to London to rescue Charles I. They are also pursued by Justine, the avenging daughter of Milady de Winter, their enemy 20 years ago. They must escape England, avoid Justine, serve the Queen, and secure Beauford's political reforms.
Director(s): Richard Lester
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
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102 min

Monsieur Beaufort is safe

in the dungeon of Ardennes.

I have found the perfect jailer

for him. Come and look, dear.

[ Mazarin ] Down there.

Do you recognize him?

He was rotting in the Bastille,

where you sent him, my dear.

Rochefort! Richelieu's creature? That

reptile! They would've destroyed me.

That was 20 years ago and he's been

buried alive for five of them.

Now he has only one loyalty, fresh air.

And with half of France

against me, I need him.

And every good agent I can find.

Men like those musketeers,

who served you so well

in the old days.

Hmm, musketeers,

those noisy ruffians.

They had their uses. One of them

made love to my dressmaker.

The silly slut got herself strangled.

I looked like a scarecrow for weeks.

[ chuckling ]

I gave him this ring

and the fellow pawned it.

That would be D'Artagnan.

[ D'Artagnan ]

Of course I'd pawned it.

Did she think I'd been

living on memories?

That ring was all the reward

we four musketeers had got

for saving her honour long ago...

And ruining ourselves when we

killed her enemy, milady Dewinter.

They called us murderers.

We were disgraced, scattered...

And now 20 years after,

this slippery cardinal

was bidding for our swords.

Silver? Skinflint.

Perhaps I should be grateful to him for

on that day began the last adventure...

When the four of us were all

for one and one for all again!

[ indistinct chatter ]

Your servant, ma'am.


My god! Planchet!

Hide me, master.

Oh, god.

[ man ] She said, take me to the market.

That's what she said.

I said, what, with these knees?

Oh! Oh!

[ woman ] Put that back.

Excuse me, sir.

Have you seen a fat scoundrel?

Paris is full of them.

And of impudent upstarts.

I was only asking.

You were pawing like a peasant.

Well, I should have known.

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George MacDonald Fraser

George MacDonald Fraser OBE FRSL (2 April 1925 – 2 January 2008) was a Scottish author who wrote historical novels, non-fiction books and several screenplays. He is best known for a series of works that featured the character Flashman. more…

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