ⓘ Le Masque de fer


ⓘ 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.


1. Synopsis

Mazarin gives dArtagnan the mission to rescue the imprisoned brother of Louis XIV.

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


2. Technical details

  • Music: Georges Van Parys
  • Director: Henri Decoin
  • Producer: Roger de Broin
  • Title: Le Masque de fer
  • Editing: Louisette Hautecoeur
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Scenery: Olivier Girard and Paul-Louis Boutie
  • Length: 127 min
  • Date of release: France, 1962
  • Writer: Laurent Devries, Gerald Devries, Cecil Saint-Laurent after the works of Alexandre Dumas
  • Director of photography: Pierre Petit

3. Starring

  • Germaine Montero: Anne dAutriche
  • Clement Thierry: Maulevrier
  • Jean Davy: Marechal de Turenne
  • Sylva Koscina: Marion
  • Simone Derly: Marie Mancini
  • Claudine Auger: Isabelle de Saint-Mars
  • Enrico Maria Salerno: Mazarin
  • Gisele Pascal: Mme de Chaulmes
  • Jean-François Poron: Henri/Louis XIV
  • Raymond Gerome: Pimentel
  • Jean Lara: Renaud de Lourmes
  • Noel Roquevert: Mr de Saint-Mars
  • Philippe Lemaire: Vaudreuil
  • Max Montavon: le notaire
  • Jean Rochefort: Lastreaumont
  • Jean Marais: dArtagnan