The oft-told tale by Dumas gets a terrific rendering here. York is a happy rustic youth, a bit of a bumbler, but with such high spirits that he is instantly lovable. He would like to become part of the Musketeers, the leaders of whom are Reed, Chamberlain, and Finlay, a trio more intrigued
by cleavage and cash than by any sort of loyalty to their king, Cassel, who is, at best, an idiot. Cassel's wife is Chaplin, a duplicitous queen who is having a royal fling with Ward, a peer of England. Evil cardinal Charlton Heston learns of the affair and plans to use it to destroy the queen,
opening the door for him to assume a more influential role with the king. He enlists t...