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The Iron Mask

Story: Based on Alexander Dumas' sequel to The Three Musketeers entitled The Man in the Iron Mask. D'Artagnan becomes protector of Prince Louis XIV to enable him to become the proper heir to the throne.

Scenery: Scenes filmed at Point Lobos.

People:

  • Director: Allan Dwan.
  • Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett.

Technical:

  • Year: 1929
  • Studio: United Artists
  • Film: B&W
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
  • Sound: Mono-Western Electric Sound System. The film featured some "talking" sequences, however much of it was done as a traditional silent film but with a musical and sound effect soundtrack on the film itself. Given the date, it was probably also released as a silent film in theatres not yet equipped for sound. The picture was re-released in 1940 with narration by Douglas Fairbanks. The latter is the most most common version available today.
  • Running time: 87 min.
  • Academy Awards: Best Art Direction

Sources

Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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