The Three Musketeers (1973)

DVD Release: April 11, 2000


A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.

Dove Review

This is a story about how D’Artagnan became the fourth Musketeer. The movie is filled with comedy and underlying drama as the young man is somewhat clumsy but he can hold his own with a sword. The three Musketeers team up with the newcomer to help the queen, and D’Artagnan must prove he is worthy of being a musketeer.

Although this 1973 version is a classic with some very well-known actors and actresses, it has many sword fights and some questionable actions between married woman and single men. There are scenes of comical clumsiness that will have you laughing at the antics that are used to show the good guy saving the day. But unfortunately, the sexual elements and some language put it over the top of our guideline for approval.

Content Description

Sex: Men having affairs with married women, sex assumed behind close doors; men flirting with women; man and woman kissing; innuendos regarding having sex; man ogles woman's chest as it intrudes through a small window on his travel cart.
Language: A prayer said, "Dear gentle Jesus, meek a and mild" with respect; god sake-1; in God's name-1; OG/BG-2; d*mn you -2; others are called names such as idiot, cyclops and dopes.
Violence: Many sword fights; men are stabbed with swords, some seen with blood; man's bloody shoulder; man with bloody hand; men shooting at other men; a scene where a man is pulling another man's tooth and blood seen; people bumping into others; men in cages in a dungeon; women fighting; men jousting; men steal food and wine; woman steals diamond studs.
Drugs: Scenes of men drinking; Mani character seems to be drunk.
Nudity: Men seen shirtless; men in a loincloth type pants; women with deep cleavage; woman's n-pples seen through her nightgown;
Other: Rude behavior toward others; accusing man of something he did not do; a cardinal of the church is corrupt; betting on sports.


Company: Lionsgate
Director: Richard Lester
Producer: Ilya Salkind
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 106 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe