The Three Musketeers (1959 film)

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The Three Musketeers (French: Les trois mousquetaires) is a 1959 French TV film based on a play adaptation of the novel by Alexandre Dumas. It is notable for featuring Jean Paul Belmondo in the lead.

It was directed by Claude Barma and was broadcast live on Christmas Day.[1]


  • Jean-Paul Belmondo as D'Artagnan
  • Pierre Asso as Cardinal Richelieu
  • Jean Chevrier as Athos
  • Georges Descrières as DeWinter
  • Bernard Dhéran as Buckingham
  • Daniel Sorano as Porthos
  • Gaby Sylvia as Milady


Belmondo was cast on the basis of his success in the play Oscar. He did not make another film for TV until 2001.[1]


  1. ^ a b Travers, James. "Les trois mousquetaires". Le Film Guide.

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