The Man in the Iron Mask ½ 1997
The Man in the Iron Mask ★½ 1997
Low-budget, personalized version of the Dumas swashbuckler from director Richert, which he filmed at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. Prologue establishes the birth of twin royals to the French Queen (Foster) and the fate of Philippe (Richert's son Nick) as the man in the iron mask. A deathbed confession to Count Aramis (the director himself) alerts the Musketeers, who decide to set things right. Well-intentioned but not a lot of fun. 85m/C VHS, DVD . William Richert, Edward Albert, Rex Ryon, Timothy Bottoms, Dennis Hayden, Nick Richert, Meg Foster, James Gammon, Dana Barron, Brigid Brannah, Fannie Brett; D: William Richert; W: William Richert; C: William Barber; M: Jim Ervin.