The Iron Mask

DVD Release: August 2, 2011
The Iron Mask
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Synopsis

Twin boys are delivered to the king and queen of France. One boy is kidnapped by a man named Rochefort and raised in secret. When the first boy becomes king, Rochefort switches the boys and puts the king in an iron mask.

Dove Review

“The Iron Mask” is a silent, black-and-white movie from 1929. The story is told in dialogue captions. It is about the conspiracy of a cardinal who hides the fact that the Queen of France has given birth, not just to one son but to a set of identical twins. He is afraid that the two sons will vie for the throne, and the contention will end in a revolution. Will the four musketeers save the day?

“The Iron Mask” is an unforgettable masterpiece of its time. Although the story is serious in nature, it has a comical side to it at times.

We award it the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages, although some viewers may get bored with this classic.

Content Description

Sex: Couple kisses.
Language: D.mnable-1
Violence: Sword fights; woman is stabbed with a knife; conspiracy; child is kidnapped; man is kidnapped and imprisoned in an iron mask; man falls in river, and men throw another man in as well; brothers are forced to switch places.
Drugs: Drinking wine.
Nudity: Minor cleavage on women.
Other: Man dies; characters keep secrets.

Info

Company: Storybox - Public Domain
Director: Allan Dwan
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 95 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe