The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1977 British film directed by mike newell and starring richard chamberlain, patrick mcgoohan, and Louis Jourdan. The film is based on the same novel by Alexandre Dumas, père.
In the Man in the Iron Mask, King Louis XIV (played by Louis Jourdan) has a twin brother, Philippe (also played by Jourdan), who has been imprisoned for years and forced to wear an iron mask to hide his identity. The musketeers Athos (played by Ralph Richardson), Porthos (played by Ian Holm), and Aramis (played by richard chamberlain) plot to free Philippe and replace the tyrannical Louis with his more benevolent brother.
The Man in the Iron Mask received mixed reviews upon its release, but is generally considered to be a faithful adaptation of the novel, with strong performances from the cast. It is notable for its lavish production values and detailed period costumes and sets.
|Written by||William Bast
Alexandre Dumas, père (Novel)
|Directed by||mike newell|
|Theme music composer||Allyn Ferguson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Original release||17 January 1977|