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The working title of this picture was One for All . According to a materials contained in the Twentieth Century-Fox Produced Scripts Collection at the UCLA Theater Arts Libary, Amanda Duff was considered for the role of Constance and Nigel de Brulier that of Richelieu. A HR production chart also included Duff in the cast. For more information on other versions of the Alexandre Dumas novel, see above listing for The Three Musketeers ... More Less

The working title of this picture was One for All . According to a materials contained in the Twentieth Century-Fox Produced Scripts Collection at the UCLA Theater Arts Libary, Amanda Duff was considered for the role of Constance and Nigel de Brulier that of Richelieu. A HR production chart also included Duff in the cast. For more information on other versions of the Alexandre Dumas novel, see above listing for The Three Musketeers . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
3 Feb 39
p. 3.
Film Daily
20 Feb 39
p. 9.
Hollywood Reporter
1 Oct 38
p. 8-9.
Hollywood Reporter
4 Feb 39
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
9 Feb 39
p. 10.
Motion Picture Herald
31 Dec 38
p. 10.
Motion Picture Herald
11 Feb 39
p. 38.
New York Times
18 Feb 39
p. 12.
Variety
8 Feb 39
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Darryl F. Zanuck in charge of production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Spec material
Spec material
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Les trois mousquetaires by Alexandre Dumas, pére (Paris, 1844).
SONGS
"My Lady," "Song of the Musketeers" and "Viola," music and lyrics by Samuel Pokrass and Walter Bullock.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
One for All
Release Date:
17 February 1939
Production Date:
began early October 1938
Copyright Claimant:
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 February 1939
Copyright Number:
LP8752
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
71
Country:
United States
PCA No:
4766
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On the road to Paris to join the King's musketeers, D'Artagnan of Gascony is insulted by fellow musketeers Aramis, Athos and Porthos. In response, D'Artagnan slanders the three musketeers and arranges for a duel at the Coq D'Or tavern. While awaiting D'Artagnan, the musketeers engage in a drinking match with three lackeys, who drink them under the table and then deck themselves in the musketeers' uniforms. Arriving at the tavern, D'Artagnan mistakes the lackeys for the musketeers, and before they can protest, the four are attacked by Cardinal Richelieu's guardsmen and join forces to defeat their attackers. That night, D'Artagnan takes a room at the inn and meets Lady Constance, who has accompanied the Queen to a lover's rendezvous with France's enemy, Lord Buckingham. As a token of love, the Queen presents an emerald brooch to Buckingham, an act observed by the innkeeper, Naveau, who reports to Richelieu. To prove the Queen's disloyalty, the cardinal plots to seize possession of the brooch and sends Milady De Winter and De Rochefort to steal the brooch from Buckingham. Upon discovering Richelieu's treachery, Constance pleads with D'Artagnan to recover the brooch, and he sets out with his three companions to the port of Calais, the gateway to England. There, he meets Milady De Winter, who, informed of D'Artagnan's mission, takes him captive. On the road back to Paris, however, Milady De Winter's coach breaks down at an inn, and the three lackeys are able to rescue D'Artagnan and the brooch. Learning that Constance is being held prisoner at the cardinal's country estate, D'Artagnan is about to leave to rescue his sweetheart when Milady De ... +


On the road to Paris to join the King's musketeers, D'Artagnan of Gascony is insulted by fellow musketeers Aramis, Athos and Porthos. In response, D'Artagnan slanders the three musketeers and arranges for a duel at the Coq D'Or tavern. While awaiting D'Artagnan, the musketeers engage in a drinking match with three lackeys, who drink them under the table and then deck themselves in the musketeers' uniforms. Arriving at the tavern, D'Artagnan mistakes the lackeys for the musketeers, and before they can protest, the four are attacked by Cardinal Richelieu's guardsmen and join forces to defeat their attackers. That night, D'Artagnan takes a room at the inn and meets Lady Constance, who has accompanied the Queen to a lover's rendezvous with France's enemy, Lord Buckingham. As a token of love, the Queen presents an emerald brooch to Buckingham, an act observed by the innkeeper, Naveau, who reports to Richelieu. To prove the Queen's disloyalty, the cardinal plots to seize possession of the brooch and sends Milady De Winter and De Rochefort to steal the brooch from Buckingham. Upon discovering Richelieu's treachery, Constance pleads with D'Artagnan to recover the brooch, and he sets out with his three companions to the port of Calais, the gateway to England. There, he meets Milady De Winter, who, informed of D'Artagnan's mission, takes him captive. On the road back to Paris, however, Milady De Winter's coach breaks down at an inn, and the three lackeys are able to rescue D'Artagnan and the brooch. Learning that Constance is being held prisoner at the cardinal's country estate, D'Artagnan is about to leave to rescue his sweetheart when Milady De Winter arrives and denounces the foursome. Once again, the four escape with Constance and the brooch, hotly pursued by the cardinal's guards. Meanwhile, the Queen, who has been commanded to appear at a royal ball wearing her brooch, is about to make her entrance when Constance slips her the brooch, thus thwarting the Cardinal's plot. +

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