Direct from the HAL ROACH Studios, this is an ORIGINAL 8 x 10" Black & White PHOTOGRAPH .

It is a RARE vintage ORIGINAL Studio Photo direct from the Hal Roach Studios, Hollywood California.

This photo is OVER 60 YEARS OLD, it has a slight stain on the top left back that does not affect the photo!!!

It is a great photo of Mel Archer, Robert Clarke and John Hubbard, when they starred in the 1950 Hal Roach Studios Production for the MAGNVOX THEATRE 1950's series,


This was the first televised version of the novel. It was released to tv first in 1950 and released theatrically as Sword of D Artagnan and also as Blades of the Musketeers. Robert Clarke does a fine job as D'Artagnan he physically resembles the character described by Dumas in his novel. John Sutton brings nobility to the character of Athos. Mel Archer and Keith Richards do well as Porthos and Aramis. Kristine Miller is perfect as Milady de Winter. Paul Cavanaugh excellent as the crafty Cardinal Richelieu. Lyn Thomas and Marjorie Lords turn in good performances as Constance and the Queen. If you liked the Gene Kelly 1948 version, the Don Ameche 1939 and the Walter Abel 1935 you will enjoy this one.

Director: Budd Boetticher

Writers: Alexandre Dumas pere (novel), Roy Hamilton (written for the screen by)

Stars: Robert Clarke, John Hubbard, Mel Archer


Robert Clarke ... D'Artagnan
John Hubbard ... Athos
Mel Archer ... Portos
Keith Richards ... Aramis
Paul Cavanagh ... Cardinal Richelieu
Don Beddoe ... King Louis XIII
Marjorie Lord ... Queen Anne
Lyn Thomas ... Constance
Kristine Miller ... Lady DeWinter
Charles Lang ... Buckingham
Peter Mamakos ... Rochefort (as Pete Mamakos)
James Craven ... De Treville
Byron Foulger ... Du Verges
Hank Patterson ... Fisherman
Black Diamond ... D'Artagnan's Horse

It's a nice old television still and negative from this era!

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MORE INFO ON ROBERT CLARKE: A movie-crazy kid in his native Oklahoma City, Robert Clarke decided at an early age that he wanted to be an actor, but nevertheless suffered from stage fright in his first school productions. He acted in University of Oklahoma radio plays and on stage at the University of Wisconsin before hitching a ride to California to try to break into the picture business. After screen tests at 20th Century-Fox and Columbia, Clarke landed a berth as a contract player at RKO. When RKO dropped his option three years later, he began freelancing. Clarke married Alyce King of the singing The King Sisters in 1956 and, a decade later, began appearing on TV and on tour with The King Family. His autobiography, To "B" or Not to "B": A Film Actor's Odyssey, was published in 1996.

MORE INFO ON JOHN HUBBARD: American actor who began in musicals and Hal Roach comedies before briefly becoming a minor leading man during the war years. Following military service he was relegated to support roles and bits. He made many guest appearances on episodes of TV shows.

Born in East Chicago, Indiana, Hubbard took acting lessons as a teen at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, where he attracted attention and movie offers. He was signed by Paramount in 1937, but his contract was sold to MGM a year later. At MGM, Hubbard played a leading role opposite Luise Rainer in 1938's Dramatic School, which lead to a four-picture deal with Hal Roach, who used Hubbard in comedies such as The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939), Road Show (1940) and Turnabout (1940). Hubbard did a dramatic turn in Whispering Footsteps in 1943, but returned to comedy afterwards, usually in supporting roles.

Hubbard's film career was interrupted between 1944 and 1947 by military service in World War II. He continued to make films afterwards, but after 1950 he turned up more often on television. As a supporting actor, he played "Brown" in The Mickey Rooney Show (12 episodes), "Bill Bronson" in My Little Margie (4 episodes), "Col. U. Charles Barker" in the military comedy Don't Call Me Charlie (18 episodes) and "Ted Gaynor" in Family Affair (8 episodes), but most of his television appearances were in one-off roles.

Hubbard worked in network radio, replacing Robert North as Alice Faye's brother Willy starting in the 1953-54 season of The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show.

Between acting roles, Hubbard worked as an automobile salesman and the manager of a restaurant. He retired from acting in 1974 after a character role in Herbie Rides Again, although he made one more appearance in a television movie in 1980.

Hubbard was married to his high school sweetheart, Lois, for nearly fifty years. The couple had three children together, Lois, Jane, and John. On November 6, 1988, Hubbard died at the age of 74 in a convalescent home in Camarillo, California.

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