- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: June 18, 2002
- Originally Released: 1929
- Label: Kino Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Shorts: Excerpts from the 1952 Re-Release With Narration
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Production Art
- Additional Text: Background Essays
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
In this exclusive collection of cinematic treasures, Kino on Video pays homage to the lesser-known works of the screen's most inventive comedian.
Highlights include home movie footage of Keaton in Paris and on the set of The General, scenes from the never-completed Cinemascope musical Ten Girls Ago, excerpts from the rare TV series Life with Buster Keaton, his first dramatic role (Gogol's The Awakening), two 1930s shorts (Allez-Oop! and Jail Bait), commercials, excerpts from his appearance on TV's This Is Your Life and the newly-restored 1921 short Hard Luck.
Film historian John Bengtson (the author of Silent Echoes) has prepared an interactive tour of locations where Keaton's films were shot. An extensive photo gallery reveals family snapshots, images from Keaton's vaudeville years, fascinating behind-the-scenes stills and more.
A tongue in cheek sequel to Fairbanks and Dwan's THREE MUSKETEERS, it stars the former as the chivalrous D'Artagnan. After Anne of Austria (Belle Bennett), consort of Louis XIII (Rolfe Sedan), bears him twins. Cardinal Richilieu, eager to be rid of one of the twins, ships him off to Spain. Constance (Marguerite de la Motte), the lover of D'Artagnan, is threatening to Richilieu and the manipulative Rochefort (Ulrich Haupt), as a witness to the birth of the king's offspring. Thus, Rochefort arranges for the seamstress to be kidnapped. Although D'Artagnan attempts to rescue her, she is killed before he arrives, and the musketeer is ordered to guard the prince. For many years D'Artagnan successfully protects Louis XIV until, one day, Rochefort kidnaps him as well. He imprisons the young man in a fortress, in an iron mask, while placing his twin brother on the throne. D'Artagnan realizes that he will have to call on the swordsmanship of his three friends, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, is the king is to be saved.
- Theatrical release date: Febrauary 21, 1929
- This was Douglas Fairbanks's last silent film.
- The Kino on Video special edition is the 1952 re-release of the film, which originally came out in 1929. It features narration by Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and an orchestral score composed by Allan Gray. Produced for video by David Shepard.
- Narrated edition: Copyright 1952 Odyssey Pictures, Corp.
Renewed in 1980 by Bolton's Trading Corp.
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- Sales Rank: 89,283
- UPC: 738329024826
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