The Man with the Iron Mask (film, 1939)

The Iron Man ( The Man in the Iron Mask ) is an American film directed by James Whale in 1939 .

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Technical sheet

  • French title: L’Homme au masque de fer
  • Original title: The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Director: James Whale
  • Scenario: George Bruce . It is a very free adaptation of the Vicomte de Bragelonne (also known as The Man with the Iron Mask ) by Alexandre Dumas , third part of the trilogy of the Musketeers.
  • Photography: Robert Planck
  • Artistic direction: John DuCasse Schulze
  • Music: Lucien Moraweck and Lud Gluskin
  • Costumes: William Bridgehouse (Bridgehouse credited)
  • Editing: Grant Whytock
  • Producer: Edward Small , for his company “Edward Small Productions”
  • Distributor: United Artists
  • Genre : historical drama
  • Format: Black and white
  • Duration: 107 minutes
  • Release dates: United States : / France : 

Distribution

  • Louis Hayward : Louis XIV and Philippe de Gascon
  • Joan Bennett : Maria Theresa of Austria
  • Warren William : D’Artagnan
  • Joseph Schildkraut : Superintendent Fouquet
  • Alan Hale : Porthos
  • Walter Kingsford : Colbert
  • Miles Mander : Aramis
  • Bert Roach : Athos
  • Howard Brooks : Cardinal Mazarin
  • Montagu Love : the Spanish ambassador
  • Doris Kenyon : Anne of Austria
  • Marion Martin : lle de la Valliere
  • Albert Dekker : Louis XIII
  • Nigel De Brulier : Cardinal Richelieu
  • William Royle : the commander of La Bastille
  • Harry Woods : the first officer
  • Peter Cushing : the second officer
  • Wyndham Standing : the doctor
  • Lane Chandler : the captain of Fouquet’s guards
  • Emmett King : The King’s Chamberlain
  • Ian Maclaren (uncredited): a valet

Appointments

Named in 1939 for the Oscar for the best film music .

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