Lady in the Iron Mask

Lady in the Iron Mask is a 1952 film[1] directed by Ralph Murphy, produced by Walter Wanger and starring Louis Hayward as D'Artagnan and Patricia Medina in the titular role. Alan Hale, Jr. portrays Porthos, Judd Holdren plays Aramis, and Steve Brodie appears as Athos in this Three Musketeers adventure film, a reworking of Douglas Fairbanks' 1929 screen epic The Iron Mask, an adaptation of the last section of the novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père, which is itself based on the French legend of the Man in the Iron Mask.

Lady in the Iron Mask
Directed byRalph Murphy
Produced byWalter Wanger
Eugene Frenke
Screenplay byJack Pollexfen
Aubrey Wisberg
Story byAlexandre Dumas (novel)
Based onThe Vicomte de Bragelonne
StarringLouis Hayward
Patricia Medina
Alan Hale, Jr.
Music byDimitri Tiomkin
Edited byErnest Laszlo
Production
company
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox
Release date
1952
Running time
78 mins
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Louis Hayward had played the dual role of the imprisoned prince and his twin in the 1939 version The Man in the Iron Mask while Alan Hale, Sr. portrayed Porthos, and in what may have been an instance of stunt casting, the same part was subsequently played by his lookalike son Alan Hale, Jr. in Lady in the Iron Mask thirteen years later.

Cast

Louis Hayward ... D'Artagnan
Patricia Medina ... Princess Anne / Princess Louise
Alan Hale, Jr. ... Porthos
Judd Holdren ... Aramis
Steve Brodie ... Athos
John Sutton ... Duke de Valdac
Hal Gerard ... Philip of Spain
Lester Matthews ... Prime Minister Rochard
John Dehner ... Count de Fourrier

References

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