The Fifth Musketeer (1979)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Romance

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King Louis XIV has without his knowledge a twin brother, Philippe, but when he is told, he immediately locks up his brother in the Bastille. The king wants to increase his popularity and ... See full summary »


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The halls and chambers of Auersperg Palace were used in the film. Built in 1721, the palace was severely damaged during the war but has been restored. It was here in 1781 that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart conducted his opera "Idomeneo".


Athos: We can't let this happen and still call ourselves Musketeers.

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In the longer version, titled Behind the Iron Mask, Sylvia Kristel, Beau Bridges and Ursula Andress are credited simultaneously (in this order). However, Bridges' name is positioned slightly higher on screen than the two ladies. This way it can appear that either Bridges is top billed (being the highest credit of the three) or Kristel (when reading from left to right). A similar construction was employed during the opening credits of Jaws (1975) for it's three leads.


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Action | Adventure | Romance

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