The Fifth Musketeer
|The Fifth Musketeer|
Promotional film poster
|Directed by||Ken Annakin|
|Produced by||Ted Richmond|
|Written by||David Ambrose
Alexandre Dumas, père (novel)
Alan Hale Jr.
|Music by||Riz Ortolani|
|Edited by||Malcolm Cooke|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|6 April 1979|
|104 min (US), 116 min (UK)|
The Fifth Musketeer is a 1979 film adaptation of the last section of the novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père, which is itself based on the French legend of the Man in the Iron Mask.
It was directed by Ken Annakin, and stars Beau Bridges as the twins, Sylvia Kristel as Maria Theresa, Cornel Wilde as D'Artagnan, Ian McShane as Fouquet, Rex Harrison as Colbert (Philippe's tutor), and Lloyd Bridges, José Ferrer and Alan Hale, Jr. as the Three Musketeers. Cameo appearances were made by Ursula Andress as La Valliere and Olivia de Havilland as the Queen Mother. This was de Havilland's final theatrical film.
Sylvia Kristel was dubbed by another actress, as in so some of her other films. Ursula Andress (who was also often dubbed) goes undubbed in the scene she shares with Kristel.
The cinematographer was Jack Cardiff. Cardiff and the director Ken Annakin both died on April 22, 2009.
- Beau Bridges as Louis XIV/Philippe of Gascony
- Sylvia Kristel as Maria Theresa
- Ursula Andress as Louise de la Valliere
- Cornel Wilde as D'Artagnan
- Ian McShane as Fouquet
- Lloyd Bridges as Aramis
- José Ferrer as Athos
- Alan Hale, Jr. as Porthos
- Olivia De Havilland as the Queen Mother
- Rex Harrison as Colbert
- Helmut Dantine as the Spanish Ambassador
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