The Three Musketeers
UK | 1973 | DCP | 103 min.
Director: Richard Lester
Cast: Michael York, Charlton Heston, Raquel Welch
Lester’s definitive adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic story of palace intrigue and heroic derring-do in 17th century France is made electric by matinee idol York as would-be musketeer, d’Artagnan, and a radiant Welch as his damsel-in-distress, Constance. A rollicking swashbuckler filled to the brim with raucous humor, “lived-in” period details, and a delightfully villainous turn by Heston as Cardinal Richelieu, this handsomely produced spectacle is one of the great big-screen entertainments of the 1970s. A new 4K restoration will be screened. (BR)