The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask

Louis Hayward
Director: James Whale Cast: Louis Hayward
Louis Hayward
, Joan Bennett
Joan Bennett
, Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
James Whale

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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Man in the Iron Mask is independent producer Edward Small's 1939 edition of the much-filmed Dumas classic. The title character is the rightful King of France, imprisoned by his pretender-to-the-throne twin brother (both roles are played by Louis Hayward, with an uncredited Peter Cushing doubling for Hayward in the "over the back" shots). Warren William plays musketeer D'Artagnan, who rallies his now aged swashbuckling companions Porthos (Alan Hale), Athos (Bert Roach) and Aramis (Miles Mander), to rescue the real King, whom they have raised from infancy. Director James Whale reserves a juicy cameo part for his old Frankenstein cohort Dwight "Renfield" Frye. Slightly hampered by a limited budget, Man in the Iron Mask was nonetheless popular enough to encourage producer Small to put together another literary derivation in 1940, The Son of Monte Cristo, utilizing many of the same sets.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/2012
UPC: 0759731413428
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: Henstooth Video
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 6,237

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Louis Hayward Louis XIV,Philippe
Joan Bennett Maria Theresa
Joseph Schildkraut Fouquet
Alan Hale Porthos
Warren William D'Artagnan
Miles Mander Aramis
Bert Roach Athos
Walter Kingsford Colbert
Montagu Love Spanish Ambassador
Doris Kenyon Queen Anne
Albert Dekker Louis XII
Reginald Barlow Actor
Lane Chandler Palace Guard
D'Arcy Corrigan Actor
Sheila D'Arcy Actor
Nigel de Brulier Actor
Dwight Frye Actor
Emmett C. King Actor
Bob Milasch Actor
Wyndham Standing Actor
Dorothy Vaughan Woman
Harry Woods King's Officer
Howard Brooks Cardinal
Fred Cavens Francois
Peter Cushing Bit Part
Boyd Irwin Royal High Constable
Ian MacLaren Valet de Chambre
Marion Martin Mlle. de la Valliere
William Royle Commandant of Bastille

Technical Credits
James Whale Director
Howard A. Anderson Special Effects
George Bruce Screenwriter
Lud Gluskin Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Lucien Moraweck Score Composer
Robert Planck Cinematographer
John DuCasse Schulze Art Director
Edward Small Producer
Grant Whytock Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Man in the Iron Mask
1. Start [10:14]
2. A New King [9:30]
3. Arranged Marriage [11:02]
4. Body Double [8:03]
5. Impersonation [12:15]
6. Betrothed [12:45]
7. Exiled [7:56]
8. A Rescue [9:22]
9. The Bastille [10:18]
10. New Rules [8:52]
11. Royal Wedding [10:27]
12. End Credits [:52]

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