The Three Musketeers

Synopsis: The hectic adventures of D'Artagnan, a young provincial noble who just comes to Paris to enter the musketeers. He will meet action, love, hate, the king and the queen as his impetuousness gets him involved in political plots... and of course virile and indestructible friendship with the three musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis.
Director(s): George Sidney
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125 min

Well, you're not|just some pumpkin.

Some son of a country boar.

You're a gentleman.

Remember that|when you get to Paris.

A D'Artagnan from Gastonny is

as much a gentleman|as anybody else.

Maybe more so.|Yes, father.

Now I give you this letter|for monsieur De Treville,

he is a Gaston.

He's captain|of the King's musketeers.

I can't give you anything else.

A little advice.

A few crowns.

A horse.

A horse?

A great black horse?

A horse, yes.

It's not the horse.|It's not the money.

It's that letter to|monsieur De Treville.

And remember above all|that you are a D'Artagnan.

Your honor is your treasure.

And you are nothing from any man.

I've taught you the sword.

Now alright.

The slightest insult.

The smallest spoke.

My son.


I shall endure nothing sir|from any man!



My horse.


My horse.

You find me amusing?

Perhaps you will find three feet|of steel even more amusing.

If you are trying to be|as funny as your horse.

You haven't a chance.

I endure no such remarks|from any man.

Watch him fender.


Forgive me My Lady,|there will be a short delay,

while I dispose of|this local fire pot.

Which is more important?

Richelieu's mission|or your petty quarrels?

How do you know|he's one of the King's spies?

But my Lady, I...

Sir, I await your pleasure.

Must I arrange everything?

Soldier, if he has any papers;|destroy them.

Yes, my Lady.


Where do I find|monsieur De Treville,

captain of the King's musketeers?

Inside, up the stairs.

What am I going to do with you?

As a King's musketeer Aramis,|you'd make a fine priest.

And you Porthas.

A fine structure|to hang pretty clothes on.

With Athos.

Ill captain. Very ill. Mortally ill.

Then recapture me.

What do you want?

A monsieur D'Artagnan.|He has no letter.

Then why are you bothering me?

He's a Gaston sir.

Show him in.

The three of you brawling.

Getting yourself arrested.

By three of Richelieu's guards.

When you weren't even outnumbered.

The King is humiliated.

Forgive me captain, I am late.

You are wounded.

Who told the King|we weren't outnumbered?

He was lying.

Tell me who said it|and I will cut him...

I will address you,|or report the affair to the King.

My apologies, gentlemen.


Monsieur De Treville.

I ask one favor, my captain.

Let mine be the hand that|avenges these men.

I have a bad cough.

These three men happen to be|the three best swordsman in Paris.

I think Gaston;|they can take care of themselves.

What is it you want?

To be a musketeer.

I admire your spirit, but you have|come to me without even a letter.

I had a letter.

It was stolen.

Oh, that swine, if I get my...|Quietly, quietly.

What happened?

Well Sir, it was at Desacres.

A great tall,|ugly man with a scar.

Was he alone?

There was a Lady in a carriage.

A very beautiful lady.

Did he speak her name?

No sir, he called her a Lady,|but...

Do you know them sir?

She's back.

I beg you. Tell me their name.

I am going to the King.

D'Artagnan, a man is sometimes known|by the enemies he makes.

You will receive an appointment|to the cadets.

In due time you may perhaps|be admitted to the musketeers.


Captain, my gratitude.


...then tarnish.

Clumsy, big-footed idiot!

You are addressing|a future musketeer.

A future musketeer?

If you get the cackle birds|out of your hair perhaps.

And the barn yard|out of your manners.

I resent that.

Well, I shall give you|every opportunity

to put your resentment|behind the Luxembourg at noon.

Willingly sir.

The duchess gentlemen.

The duchess is swooned by feet.

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Robert Ardrey

Robert Ardrey (October 16, 1908 – January 14, 1980) was an American playwright, screenwriter and science writer perhaps best known for The Territorial Imperative (1966). After a Broadway and Hollywood career, he returned to his academic training in anthropology and the behavioral sciences in the 1950s.As a playwright and screenwriter Ardrey received many accolades. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1937, won the inaugural Sidney Howard Memorial Award in 1940, and in 1966 received an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay for his script for Khartoum. His most famous play, Thunder Rock, is widely considered an international classic.Ardrey's scientific work played a major role in overturning long-standing assumptions in the social sciences. In particular, both African Genesis (1961) and The Territorial Imperative (1966), two of his most widely read works, were instrumental in changing scientific doctrine and increasing public awareness of evolutionary science. His work was so popular that many prominent scientists cite it as inspiring them to enter their fields. more…

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