Friends were friends in those brave days—
Porthos, Athos, Aramis, I
Graved our hearts with a mystic phrase,
Bound our lives with a mystic tie;
Come, stir your souls with our ringing call
Of "All for one and one for all!"
recites Douglas Fairbanks from the sound-device as prolog to The Iron Mask (United Artists), his sequel to The Three Musketeers. The voice, like all filmed voices, creaks a little, but the spirit which the poetry fails to achieve is incorporated in the superb acrobatics of the only living actor who...