The Man in the Iron Mask

James Whale's exciting adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas novel centers on twin heirs to France's throne who are separated at birth. The first-born Louis, is raised as a prince, but Philippe is brought up ignorant of his true identity. When Philippe is arrested with his companions, d'Artagnan and the three Musketeers, he meets his brother, now the king, face-to-face. The tyrannical Louis decides Philippe could be useful to him as a look-alike, but complications arise when Philippe meets the kings beautiful fiancée. Whale's film is a swashbuckling adventure tale, full of palace intrigues and thrilling sword fights.

Year: 1939
Genre: Classic Drama, Classic Adventure, Classic Cinema
Country: USA
Director: James Whale
Starring: Alan Hale, Joan Bennett, Joseph Schildkraut, Louis Hayward, Warren William
Duration: 113 Minutes
Rating: PG
Location in store: Classic Adventure



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