~The Iron Mask~
Directed by: Allan Dwan

Written by:
Jack Cunningham - uncredited
Allan Dwan - uncredited
Douglas Fairbanks - screenplay (as Elton Thomas)
Douglas Fairbanks - story (as Elton Thomas)
Douglas Fairbanks - titles (uncredited)
Lotta Woods - scenario editor

Based on the novels Les trois mousquetaires (Paris, 1844) and Le Vicomte
de Bragelonne (Paris, 1848-50) by Alexandre Dumas, père .

Douglas Fairbanks ...D'Artagnan
Belle Bennett ...The Queen Mother, Anne of Austria
Marguerite De La Motte ...Constance Bonacieux
Dorothy Revier ...Milady de Winter
Vera Lewis ...Madame Peronne
Rolfe Sedan ...Louis XIII
William Bakewell ...Louis XIV / Twin Brother
Gordon Thorpe ...Young Prince / Twin Brother
Nigel De Brulier ...Cardinal Richelieu
Ullrich Haupt ...Count De Rochefort
Lon Poff ...Father Joseph - the Queen's Confessor
Charles Stevens ...Planchet - D'Artagnan's Servant
Henry Otto ... The King's Valet
Léon Bary ...Athos (as Leon Barry)
Tiny Sandford ...Porthos (as Stanley J. Sandford)
Gino Corrado ...Aramis
Fred Cavens ...DeRochefort's Ruffian (uncredited)
Madame Chalif ...Lady of the Court (uncredited)
Paul d'Estournelles ... de Constant (uncredited)
Princess Galitzine ... Lady of the Court (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ...Fisherman (uncredited)
Robert Parrish ...Page (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ...DeRochefort's Ruffian (uncredited)
Florence Turner ...Abbess (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ...Lady of the Court (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Elton Corporation
Distribution Company: United Artists

Producer: Douglas Fairbanks
Cinematography by: Warren Lynch & Henry Sharp
Production Design by: Maurice Leloir
Art Direction by: William Cameron Menzies
Set Decoration by: Burgess Beall, Carl Oscar Borg, Miles Borg, Ben Carré & Laurence Irving
Costume Design by: Paul Burns
Makeup Artist: Fred Carlton Ryle
Production Manager: Robert Fairbanks
Assistant Director: H. Bruce Humberstone (as Bruce Humberstone)
Assistant Director: Sherry Shourds
Assistant Director: Vinton Vernon
Decorator: Burgess Beall
Artist: Wilfred Buckland, Ben Carré, David S. Hall, Jack Holden, Edward M. Langley, Harold Miles
Set Designer: Laurence Irving
Sound Mixer: Edward Bernds
Recording Director: Theodore Reed (uncredited)
Fencing Master: Fred Cavens (uncredited)
Wardrobe: Gilbert Clark, Mary Hallett
Wardrobe Supervisor: Maurice Leloir
Negative Cutter: William Nolan
Technical Effects: Walter Pallman
Production Assistant: Charles Lewis
Technical Director: Willard M. Reineck (uncredited)
Research Director: Arthur Woods

Length: 11 Reels
Runtime: 72 Mintues
Released: March 9, 1929
~Plot Synopsis~
Anne of Austria, the wife of Louis XIII, gives birth to twins, and Cardinal Richelieu, learning of the double
birth, smuggles the unwanted twin into Spain. Constance, a seamstress present at the birth, is kidnaped
by Rochefort, and D'Artagnan, her lover, hastens to the rescue. Constance is killed, however, and
D'Artagnan is ordered to guard the little prince. Rochefort kidnaps the second twin and rears him as the
pretender to the throne. Richelieu then separates D'Artagnan from his faithful friends, the three
musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, who are each sent to different parts of France. Years pass.
Rochefort smuggles the pretender into the royal palace and imprisons Louis XIV in a distant fortress.
D'Artagnan rescues the king at the cost of not only his own life but the lives of his reunited comrades,
Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Louis XIV is reinstated and orders the pretender to spend the remainder of
his life in an iron mask. As the mortally wounded D'Artagnan walks into the Palace garden, he thinks of
Constance and his three friends, whom he joins in death.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com