The Three Musketeers (1942 film)
The Three Musketeers (Spanish:Los tres mosqueteros) is a 1942 Mexican comedy film directed by Miguel M. Delgado and starring Cantinflas. It is based on the 1844 novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas.
|The Three Musketeers|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Miguel M. Delgado|
|Produced by||Jacques Gelman|
|Written by||Jaime Salvador|
|Based on||The Three Musketeers|
by Alexandre Dumas
|Music by||Manuel Esperón|
|Edited by||Emilio Gómez Muriel|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Cantinflas and three friends return a stolen necklace to an actress who invites them to be extras at the CLASA film studios. While on the set, he falls asleep and dreams that he is d'Artagnan, fighting on behalf of Queen Anne.
- Cantinflas - Cantinflas / D'Artagnan
- Ángel Garasa - Cardenal Richelieu
- Janet Alcoriza - Mimí / Milady de Winter (as Raquel Rojas)
- Consuelo Frank - Reina / Ana de Austria
- Pituka de Foronda - Constancia / Sra. Bonacieux
- Andrés Soler - Athos
- Julio Villarreal - Rey Luis XIII
- Jorge Reyes - Duque de Buckingham
- Estanislao Schillinsky - Aramis
- José Elías Moreno - Portos
- Rafael Icardo - Comisario / Sr. de Treville
- Antonio Bravo - Rochefort
- María Calvo - Estefanía, doncella
- Salvador Quiroz - Tabernero
- Alfonso Bedoya - Gorila en cabaret
- José Arratia - Antonio Bonacieux (uncredited)
- Alfonso Carti - Policía (uncredited)
- Roberto Cañedo - Joven en la cola (uncredited)
- María Claveria - Madre de D'Artagnan (uncredited)
- Manuel Dondé - Capitán (uncredited)
- Pedro Elviro - Mesero / Posadero (uncredited)
- Edmundo Espino - Padre de D'Artagnan (uncredited)
- Ana María Hernández - Dama de la corte (uncredited)
- Rubén Márquez - Hombre bailando en cabaret (uncredited)
- Ignacio Peón - Sirviente del rey (uncredited)
- Jorge Rachini - John, sirviente del duque (uncredited)
- Humberto Rodríguez - Sacerdote (uncredited)
Posa Films hired a number of established stars cast to support its contract actor Cantinflas. Miguel M. Delgado, who was already considered "Cantinflas' exclusive director", was assigned the task to direct the lavish and expensive production. Jaime Salvador, whose screenplay for the previous Cantinflas vehicle El gendarme desconocido brought him fame, adapted Dumas' novel for the screen. Ballet Theatre, a renowned dance group of the time, was employed to perform the ballet in the throne room scene.
Los tres mosqueteros was a financial success. It "broke all box-office records" in Mexico and earned 123,000 pesos in its first week and 248,000 in the following three weeks.
- "Cantinflas se bate por su rey, por su dama y por su gabardina...". El Siglo de Torreón. 11 September 1942.
- "Progresos de la Industria". El Siglo de Torreón. 11 October 1943.
- "CANTINFLAS". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
- "MARIA CANDELARIA". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 9 August 2019.