The Return of the Musketeers (1989)

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Looked at from another angle, Frank Finlay’s (Porthos’s) palace, looks remarkably similar to Versailles in the Three Musketeers, and it is in fact La Granja palace near Segovia once again, this time with Finlay amusing himself on a small merry go round.

The same location is used for the scene where the Queen, Geraldine Chaplin, is playing around in a small chariot drawn by goats.

At the beginning, when Aramis is rescued from a windmill, where he has been caught with his trousers down again, El Escorial palace near Madrid is easily recognisable in the background as he makes his escape.

At another point the city of Toledo is clearly recognisable in the background with its dominating Alcázar castle, as the Musketeers ride off to right wrong.

The film is dedicated to Roy Kinnear, who on 19th September 1988, fell from a horse on a bridge in Toledo, sustaining a broken pelvis. He was taken to hospital in Madrid, and died from a heart attack the following day. Richard Lester was greatly affected and practically gave up his own film career as a direct result of Kinnear’s death.