History Film / TheThreeMusketeers1973

13th Dec '17 12:39:40 AM PaulA
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* TheDrowningPit: In ''The Return of the Musketeers'', four of the Duke of Beaufort's supporters are chained to benches in a pit of water up to their neck and forced to operate a pump that will keep the water at that level as long as all four never stop pumping. This is treated as a Funny Background Event.

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* TheDrowningPit: DrowningPit: In ''The Return of the Musketeers'', four of the Duke of Beaufort's supporters are chained to benches in a pit of water up to their neck and forced to operate a pump that will keep the water at that level as long as all four never stop pumping. This is treated as a Funny Background Event.



* {{Flyninng}}: {{Averted}}: Not only was the swordplay highly realistic (with moves like grabbing the opponent's blade, and hitting them with one's cloak), but all the stars were trained swordsmen. Creator/ChristopherLee admitted in an interview that he had to remind Creator/OliverReed during one of their fights that he wasn't really trying to kill him. It didn't help that the swords they used weren't foils.

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* {{Flyninng}}: {{Flynning}}: {{Averted}}: Not only was the swordplay highly realistic (with moves like grabbing the opponent's blade, and hitting them with one's cloak), but all the stars were trained swordsmen. Creator/ChristopherLee admitted in an interview that he had to remind Creator/OliverReed during one of their fights that he wasn't really trying to kill him. It didn't help that the swords they used weren't foils.
12th Dec '17 7:06:47 PM ClintEastwood
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* SameLanguageDub:
** Jean-Pierre Cassel's (Louis XIII) voice is overdubbed by Creator/RichardBriers.
** In ''The Return of the Musketeers'', Eusebio Lázaro , Jean-Pierre Cassel and Philippe Noiret are all dubbed by British actors.
12th Dec '17 7:03:44 PM ClintEastwood
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* BattleAmongstTheFlames: A battle between the title characters and the Cardinal's men partially occurs in a burning building after a lantern is knocked into a pile of straw.



* DressHitsFloor: Milady disrobes in this fashion, stepping out of the daintiest of boudoir slippers as well. The camera slowly pans upward from her feet as she moves to dip her toes in the bath, only to find it full of bloody water from Rochefort letting his wounded hand drip into it.



* TheDrowningPit: In ''The Return of the Musketeers'', four of the Duke of Beaufort's supporters are chained to benches in a pit of water up to their neck and forced to operate a pump that will keep the water at that level as long as all four never stop pumping. This is treated as a Funny Background Event.



* EliteMooks: The Cardinal's Guards.

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* EliteMooks: The Cardinal's Guards.Guard. Although the novel depicts them as more or less equal to the king's musketeers in training and prestige—and in the first fight sequence the musketeers hesitate before taking them on at 1-2 odds—by the final fight sequences, the heroes are dispatching them by the dozen.



* {{Flyninng}}: {{Averted}}: Not only was the swordplay highly realistic (with moves like grabbing the opponent's blade, and hitting them with one's cloak), but all the stars were trained swordsmen. Creator/ChristopherLee admitted in an interview that he had to remind Creator/OliverReed during one of their fights that he wasn't really trying to kill him. It didn't help that the swords they used weren't foils.



* GiveMeASword: During the duel in the flaming side-building of the convent from which the heroes are attempting to rescue Constance. Porthos just yells "Sword! Sword!", but Aramis does comply.



* HighDiveEscape: Justine de Winter in ''The Return of the Musketeers''.

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* HighDiveEscape: Justine de Winter in ''The Return of the Musketeers''.Musketeers'' dives out of the castle window into a lake and is last seen swimming away. Raoul starts to follow her but is stopped by D'Artagnan.
-->Do you really want to go after her, boy? Because - by God - I don't!


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* IGaveMyWord: D'artagnan is facing Cardinal Richelieu who is about to hang him for a variety of illegal acts which destroyed the Cardinal's plan. D'artagnan hands Richelieu a note which says "By my order and for the good of the state, the bearer has done what has been done", basically a "get out of jail free" card. Richelieu accepts it, says "Be careful what you write, and be careful whom you give it to" (causing D'artagnan and the audience a moment of concern, thinking he is going to rip it up), but then follows this trope straight by honoring the document he himself wrote and releasing D'artagnan, even though it was intended as a blanket pardon to excuse Milady de Winter from her acts which would have advanced the Cardinal's plan.


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* InterestingSituationDuel: D'Artagnan and Rochefort duel on a frozen pond, with all sorts of slippery fun.


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* TheRestShallPass: D'Artagnan and the three musketeers are on a mission for the queen. Along the way they're attacked by various groups sent by Cardinal Richelieu. In one encounter, while fighting a {{Mook}}, Athos orders d'Artagnan to keep going while he stays and keeps the opponent busy.


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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: D'Artagnan receives a case of wine along with a note that indicates it's from his fellow musketeers. Before he can drink any of it, an enemy {{mook}} drinks some and dies...it was poisoned wine sent by Milady to kill him.


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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Constance gets her hands on a key which she triumphantly dropped into her cleavage--having forgotten that her friends needed that key to unlock the chains and '''rescue''' her. And then, it being a very small key, it slipped further down and she couldn't dig it out. Eventually she tries [[{{Gainaxing}} jumping up and down]] in hopes that it would fly out.
12th Dec '17 6:44:13 PM ClintEastwood
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* AdaptationalComicRelief: Porthos.

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* AdaptationalComicRelief: Porthos.Porthos is a lot more bumbling and comical than he was in the book. Constance is also much clumsier.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Rochefort.



* ClothingCombat: Deployed often.
* CombatHaircomb

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* ClothingCombat: Deployed often.
During a fight in a laundry, Athos loses his sword and picks up a piece of wet clothing to use as a weapon.
* CombatHaircombCombatHaircomb: While fighting Constance Bonacieux over the diamond-studded necklace, Milady pulls a ornamental hairpin out of her hair and uses it as a weapon.



* CuteClumsyGirl: Constance.

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* CuteClumsyGirl: If it can be tripped over, knocked over, or dropped, Constance would do it. At one point, d'Artagnan hears the crash of a large potted plant falling off a balcony, looks and sees a lady standing on the balcony, and says with satisfaction, "That has to be Constance." It is.



* DualWielding:

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* DualWielding: Many characters fight with both sword and dagger.



* NarratorAllAlong: Aramis.

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* NarratorAllAlong: Aramis.At the very end, it's revealed that Aramis was the narrator all along.



* TwoPartTrilogy

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* TwoPartTrilogyTwoPartTrilogy: {{Inverted}}: ''The Three Musketeers'' and ''The Four Musketeers'' were produced simultaneously. Over a decade later they were followed by ''The Return of the Musketeers''.
4th Sep '17 10:16:50 PM Racso
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The first sign the Duke of Buckingham is a good guy is that he treats D'Artagnan's attempt to pick a fight with him as an innocent mistake... at least after D'Artagnan apologizes.
31st Aug '17 3:45:00 AM ClintEastwood
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* WrittenInAbsence: Creator/RichardChamberlain quit ''The Return of the Musketeers'' because he was angry at the producers lack of reaction over the death of Roy Kinnear. This is why Chamberlain's role is so brief in the final film.
3rd Aug '17 3:09:53 PM sagar
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* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Rochefort snarls one on spotting D'Artagnan prior to their final duel:
--> "Be advised, Gascon. ''Turn and run!''"
16th Jul '17 3:31:26 PM ClintEastwood
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* TruerToTheText: The first two movies, despite some combining, cutting and killing off of characters and a generous dose of slapstick, is extremely close to the source material than most other versions. The third is, as stated, a loose adaptation. That said, they do turn Rochefort into TheDragon in order to have a dramtic final sword fight since Milady, the real villain of the book, is a woman who's more of a schemer and manipulator.

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* TruerToTheText: The first two movies, despite some combining, cutting and killing off of characters and a generous dose of slapstick, is extremely close to the source material than most other versions. The third is, as stated, a loose adaptation. That said, they do turn Rochefort into TheDragon in order to have a dramtic dramatic final sword fight since Milady, the real villain of the book, is a woman who's more of a schemer and manipulator.
16th Jul '17 3:28:19 PM ClintEastwood
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* TruerToTheText: The first two movies, despite some combining, cutting and killing off of characters and a generous dose of slapstick, is extremely close to the source material than most other versions. The third is, as stated, a loose adaptation.

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* TruerToTheText: The first two movies, despite some combining, cutting and killing off of characters and a generous dose of slapstick, is extremely close to the source material than most other versions. The third is, as stated, a loose adaptation. That said, they do turn Rochefort into TheDragon in order to have a dramtic final sword fight since Milady, the real villain of the book, is a woman who's more of a schemer and manipulator.
16th Jul '17 3:28:19 PM ClintEastwood
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