The Three Musketeers (1921 film)

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The Three Musketeers
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Directed by Fred Niblo
Produced by Douglas Fairbanks
Written by Alexandre Dumas (novel)
Edward Knoblock (adaptation)
Douglas Fairbanks
Lotta Woods (screenplay)
Starring Douglas Fairbanks
Leon Bary
George Siegmann
Eugene Pallette
Boyd Irwin
Marguerite De La Motte
Music by Louis F. Gottschalk
Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • August 28, 1921 (1921-08-28)
Running time 120 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles
The Three Musketeers

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.


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