The Musketeers (film)

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Directed byAnnelise Hovmand
Written byCarit Etlar
Annelise Hovmand
Produced byJohan Jacobsen
StarringJens Østerholm
CinematographyHenning Kristiansen
Aage Wiltrup
Release date
  • 9 December 1961 (1961-12-09)
Running time
111 minutes

The Musketeers (Danish: Gøngehøvdingen) is a 1961 Danish family film directed by Annelise Hovmand and starring Jens Østerholm. It was followed by the 1963 film Dronningens vagtmester.


The film is set in 1658, a war goes, and winter is cold and harsh. The Swedish King Karl X Gustav, who is drawn with his army from Germany and staying in Jutland, can easily access Copenhagen. In South Zealand, the cuckolds fight against the Swedish supremacy under the leadership of Svend Poulsen, who is called the Gønhøvdingen. Svend gets an unofficial assignment from King Frederik III; to travel to Vordingborg Church to collect 50,000 Rigsdaler and securities belonging to the King. Then the assets must be relocated from Vordingborg to Copenhagen to pay for Copenhagen's defense, and it is important that they arrive in time. Svend gets help from his brother-in-law, Ib Abel. Together, Svend and Ib are trying to get past the Swedish lines as silently as possible, but it is not so easy as they are hunted by a mad German captain and his witch.


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