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One of [[TheThreeMusketeers many many adaptations]] of the famous novel ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''. Fairbanks reprised the role of D'Artagnan in this film's sequel, ''Film/TheIronMask'', which turned out to be his last silent film.

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One of [[TheThreeMusketeers [[Franchise/TheThreeMusketeers many many adaptations]] of the famous novel ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''. Fairbanks reprised the role of D'Artagnan in this film's sequel, ''Film/TheIronMask'', which turned out to be his last silent film.

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** Also where Milady de Winter hides the incriminating jeweled buckle after she steals it from Buckingham.

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** Also where Milady de Winter hides the incriminating jeweled buckle after she steals it from Buckingham.Buckingham.
* WorthyOpponent: Richelieu seems to feel this way. After he's finally defeated by D'Artagnan, he urges D'Artagnan to think of him as "a generous foe", then releases Constance and the Musketeers and offers D'Artagnan a commission in his guards. Instead D'Artagnan is officially commissioned as a Musketeer.

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* GrievousHarmWithABody: D'Artagnan is fighting with a mook at the top of a flight of stairs. Eventually he picks up the mook and throws him downstairs into the path of a second mook who is climbing the stairs in pursuit.

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* EnemyEatsYourLunch: On a dare, D'Artagnan leaps into an inn where some of the cardinal's guards are having dinner, gets the drop on them, and steals their food.


* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Where Anne stuffs the letter from Buckingham, but not before Richelieu sees her do it.

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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: VictoriasSecretCompartment:
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Where Anne stuffs the letter from Buckingham, but not before Richelieu sees her do it.it.
** Also where Milady de Winter hides the incriminating jeweled buckle after she steals it from Buckingham.

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* RoofHopping: D'Artagnan is forced to do this with Constance to escape form the cardinal's guards.


* {{Flynning}}: The dramatic sword-clashing style that was popularized in Fairbanks films of this era. He has a stunt where he vaults clean over the swords of two duellists who are Flynning.



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* StandardRoyalCourtStandardRoyalCourt: It's not really a DecadentCourt but it does have minsters and attendants and ladies-in-waiting and an EvilChancellor.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: It does for D'Artagnan. When he sees that one of Richelieu's men has a Musketeer cornered and is about to finish him, D'Artagnan hurls his sword and gets the guard in the chest. The wound isn't fatal and the guard tells his buddies, leading the vengeful captain of the guard to call D'Artagnan "My young harpooner."


* TheChessmaster: Cardinal Richelieu, who expertly manipulates the king into being suspicious of his wife's fidelity. He goes so far as to forge a letter from the Queen to Buckingham to get Buckingham to Paris.

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* TheChessmaster: Cardinal Richelieu, who expertly manipulates the king into being suspicious of his wife's fidelity. He goes so far as to forge a letter from the Queen to Buckingham to get Buckingham to Paris.Paris, and then trick her into signing it.


One of [[TheThreeMusketeers many many adaptations]] of the famous novel ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''.

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One of [[TheThreeMusketeers many many adaptations]] of the famous novel ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''.
''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''. Fairbanks reprised the role of D'Artagnan in this film's sequel, ''Film/TheIronMask'', which turned out to be his last silent film.


* TheChessmaster: Cardinal Richelieu, who expertly manipulates the king into being suspicious of his wife's fidelity.

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* TheChessmaster: Cardinal Richelieu, who expertly manipulates the king into being suspicious of his wife's fidelity. He goes so far as to forge a letter from the Queen to Buckingham to get Buckingham to Paris.


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* RightHandCat: Richelieu is shown nestling a kitten as he has his minion prepare a forged letter from the Queen to Buckingham.


Gascon D'Artagnan, a young idealist looking for adventure, arrives in Paris to join the king's elite military force, the Musketeers. He is taken under the wing of three of the best Musketeers, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. He also finds love with beautiful Constance (Marguerite De La Mott). Meanwhile, there are conspiracies afoot. Specifically, evil Cardinal Richelieu is plotting with FemmeFatale Milady de Winter to bring down Anne, the Queen of France, who is Richelieu's chief rival in exerting power and influence over the king.

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Gascon D'Artagnan, a young idealist looking for adventure, arrives in Paris to join the king's King Louis XIII's elite military force, the Musketeers. He is taken under the wing of three of the best Musketeers, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. He also finds love with beautiful Constance (Marguerite De La Mott).Mott), lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne. Meanwhile, there are conspiracies afoot. Specifically, evil Cardinal Richelieu is plotting with FemmeFatale Milady de Winter to bring down Anne, the Queen of France, who is Richelieu's chief rival in exerting power and influence over the king.
king. His scheme is to sow doubt into the king's mind regarding Anne, and specifically her not-so-former suitor, the English Duke of Buckingham.



* TheChessmaster: Cardinal Richelieu, who expertly manipulates the king into being suspicious of his wife's fidelity.



* EvilChancellor

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* EvilChancellorEvilChancellor: Cardinal Richelieu, cheating and scheming for his own ends.



* StandardRoyalCourt

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* StandardRoyalCourtStandardRoyalCourt
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Where Anne stuffs the letter from Buckingham, but not before Richelieu sees her do it.


Gascon D'Artagnan, a young idealist looking for adventure, arrives in Paris to join the king's elite military force, the Musketeers. He is taken under the wing of three of the best Musketeers, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. He also finds love with beautiful Constance (Marguerite De La Mott). Meanwhile, there are conspiracies afoot. Specifically, evil Cardinal Richelieu is plotting with FemmeFatale Milady de Winter to bring down the Queen of France.

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Gascon D'Artagnan, a young idealist looking for adventure, arrives in Paris to join the king's elite military force, the Musketeers. He is taken under the wing of three of the best Musketeers, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. He also finds love with beautiful Constance (Marguerite De La Mott). Meanwhile, there are conspiracies afoot. Specifically, evil Cardinal Richelieu is plotting with FemmeFatale Milady de Winter to bring down Anne, the Queen of France.
France, who is Richelieu's chief rival in exerting power and influence over the king.



* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu are shown playing chess in the very first scene. This serves to establish both of them as intellectuals and also as TheChessmaster.

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* EvilChancellor
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu are shown playing chess in the very first scene. This serves to establish both of them as intellectuals and also as TheChessmaster.TheChessmaster.
* StandardRoyalCourt


* EpicMovie: Just one of several Fairbanks made in this decade as he became the first ActionHero.

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* EpicMovie: Just one of several Fairbanks made in this decade as he became the first ActionHero.ActionHero.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu are shown playing chess in the very first scene. This serves to establish both of them as intellectuals and also as TheChessmaster.

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''The Three Musketeers'' is a 1921 film starring Creator/DouglasFairbanks, directed by Fred Niblo.

Gascon D'Artagnan, a young idealist looking for adventure, arrives in Paris to join the king's elite military force, the Musketeers. He is taken under the wing of three of the best Musketeers, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. He also finds love with beautiful Constance (Marguerite De La Mott). Meanwhile, there are conspiracies afoot. Specifically, evil Cardinal Richelieu is plotting with FemmeFatale Milady de Winter to bring down the Queen of France.

One of [[TheThreeMusketeers many many adaptations]] of the famous novel ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers''.

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* TheCameo: A very young Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr, who would go on to be a major star in his own right, has a small cameo as a French boy.
* EpicMovie: Just one of several Fairbanks made in this decade as he became the first ActionHero.

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