Unboxing the Silents: “The Three Musketeers” 95th Anniversary Edition

Welcome back! Today, we’re taking a look at the new edition of The Three Musketeers released by Undercrank Productions. This is a restored version with color tints and we all know how I feel about tinting.

(Thanks very much to Undercrank for the screener!)

Douglas Fairbanks took a gamble with The Mark of Zorro (1920). He had never made an 100% costume picture and was not sure how his historical adventure would be received. As it turned out, audiences thought that costumed Doug was the best Doug and so Fairbanks followed up with The Three Musketeers. With the exception of The Nut (1920) and assorted cameo appearances, he would not wear modern dress on the screen for the rest of the decade.

Unkercrank’s release is a new restoration of The Three Musketeers with color tints. (Previous quality home video editions have been black and white.) Very nice! Check them out:

Adolphe Menjou was basically born to wear cavalier duds.
Twitterpated Doug.

Marguerite De La Motte and Barbara La Marr.
Doug poses.

The film is accompanied by a rousing organ score from Ben Model. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate an anniversary!

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