Le Masque de fer

Le Masque de fer is a French film directed by Henri Decoin, released in 1962 and inspired by the story of the Man in the Iron Mask, as well as the novels by Alexandre Dumas: The Three Musketeers and Le Vicomte de Bragelonne.

Le Masque de fer
Directed byHenri Decoin
Written byCecil Saint-Laurent
StarringJean Marais
Claudine Auger
Jean-Francois Poron
Gisèle Pascal
Music byGeorges Van Parys
CinematographyPierre Petit
Edited byLouisette Hautecoeur
Distributed byGaumont
Release date
October 26, 1962 (1962-10-26)
March 8, 1963 (1963-03-08)[1]
Running time
127 min.
Box office2,431,259 admissions (France)[2]


Mazarin gives d'Artagnan the mission to rescue the imprisoned brother of Louis XIV.

In a scene not in the original book, d'Artagnan grabs Isabelle de Saint-Mars, pulls up her dress, and spanks her to punish her for not keeping a promise she had made.

Technical details



  1. Pavlides, Dan. "Overview: Le Masque de Fer". Allmovie. Retrieved February 3, 2010.
  2. "Box Office Figures for Jean Marais films". Box Office Story.
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