The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Diamonds

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Lester romps through Dumas' novel, coming up with an indulgent and enjoyable excuse to revive and send up the swashbuckling film. The plot is perfunctory, and centres round Cardinal Richelieu's attempts to embarrass the Queen of France, and the efforts of the loyal D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers to retrieve her diamonds which, of course, the King insists she must wear to the ball. No expense has been spared, and Lester obliges with a visually extravagant piece, a cross between the low-life realism of Pasolini and the lavishness of Zeffirelli. The cast is good (though it remains very much Lester's film), the fights appropriately energetic, and it all moves along at a fair pace, sprinkled with a number of good gags. The second half of the story was issued separately as The Four Musketeers.

By: CPe


Release details

107 mins

Cast and crew

Richard Lester
George MacDonald Fraser
Michael York
Oliver Reed
Raquel Welch
Richard Chamberlain
Frank Finlay
Charlton Heston
Faye Dunaway
Christopher Lee
Geraldine Chaplin
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Spike Milligan
Roy Kinnear
Sybil Danning
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