Directed by Richard Lester • 1973 • United Kingdom, United States
Starring Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain
Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, and Frank Finlay step into the knee-high boots of Alexandre Dumas’s iconic swashbucklers in this boisterous take on the adventure classic, in which the heroic trio take Michael York’s country-bumpkin swordsman D’Artagnan under their wing. Infused with the same freewheeling spirit that director Richard Lester brought to his Beatles classics A HARD DAY’S NIGHT and HELP! (indeed the film was originally planned as a vehicle for the Fab Four), THE THREE MUSKETEERS combines rousing action, period spectacle, and rumbustious humor into what is often cited as the all-time best screen adaptation of the beloved tale.