The Fifth Musketeer

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The Fifth Musketeer
Promotional film poster
Directed by Ken Annakin
Produced by Ted Richmond
Written by David Ambrose
George Bruce
Alexandre Dumas, père (novel)
Starring Sylvia Kristel
Ursula Andress
Beau Bridges
Cornel Wilde
Ian McShane
Alan Hale Jr.
Lloyd Bridges
Music by Riz Ortolani
Edited by Malcolm Cooke
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • 6 April 1979 (1979-04-06)
Running time
104 min (US)
116 min (UK)
Language English

The Fifth Musketeer is a 1979 film adaptation of the last section of the novel The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later 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 (Louis XIV and Philippe of Gascony), Sylvia Kristel as Maria Theresa, Ursula Andress as Louise de La Vallière, 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. Olivia de Havilland made a cameo appearance as the Queen Mother. This was de Havilland's final theatrical film.

The cinematographer was Jack Cardiff.

In what may have been an instance of stunt casting, Alan Hale Jr. played the same character, Porthos, that his lookalike father, Alan Hale Sr., did in 1939's The Man in the Iron Mask.


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