The Iron Mask

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The Iron Mask ★★½ 1929

Early swashbuckling extravaganza with a master swordsman defending the French king from a scheme involving substitution by a look-alike. Still fairly exciting, thanks largely to director Dwan's flair. Based on Alexandre Dumas's “Three Musketeers” and “The Man in the Iron Mask” with talking sequences. 103m/B VHS, DVD . Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Nigel de Brulier, Marguerite de la Motte, Ullrich Haupt, William “Billy” Bakewell; D: Allan Dwan; W: Douglas Fairbanks Sr.; C: Henry Sharp.