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The Magic Sword (1962)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | April 1962 (USA)
The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, embarks on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.

Director:

Bert I. Gordon

Writers:

Bert I. Gordon (story), Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay) (as Bernard Schoenfeld)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Basil Rathbone ... Lodac
Estelle Winwood ... Sybil
Gary Lockwood ... Sir George
Anne Helm ... Princess Helene
Liam Sullivan ... Sir Branton
Danielle De Metz ... Mignonette
Merritt Stone Merritt Stone ... King
Jacques Gallo Jacques Gallo ... Sir Dennis of France
David Cross David Cross ... Sir Pedro of Spain
John Mauldin John Mauldin ... Sir Patrick of Ireland
Taldo Kenyon Taldo Kenyon ... Sir Anthony of Italy
Angus Duncan Angus Duncan ... Sir James of Scotland
Leroy Johnson Leroy Johnson ... Sir Ulrich of Germany
Marlene Callahan Marlene Callahan ... Princess Grace
Nick Bon Tempi Nick Bon Tempi ... Left Siamese Twin
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Storyline

George, the son of the sorceress Sybil, has been watching the beautiful Princess Helene from afar and is very much in love with her. When she is kidnapped by the evil wizard Lodac, the king her father announces that she will be given in marriage to whoever rescues her. The first to volunteer is Sir Branton who expects to undertake the task alone. George, over his mother's objections, also decides to save her and is accompanied by six ancient knights. The journey is perilous with Lodac placing a series of challenges before them. Many in the group do not survive but George must eventually face Lodac's greatest challenge - his dragon. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

St. George and the Dragon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although Richard Kiel doesn't feature in the screen credits for this movie, the Variety review dated 11 April 1962 provides a cast list which includes "Pinhead No.1" played by "Dick Kiel." See more »

Goofs

When the pinhead henchman drops the cage of little people, they are seen completely escaping; yet a moment later they are seen escaping again from a different angle. See more »

Quotes

Lodac: Take Sir George to the dungeon.
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Crazy Credits

Ross Wheat (dragon-puppet operator) as "dragon trainer". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) See more »

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Review from an unjaded palate
25 January 2003 | by howa25See all my reviews

To compare this film unfavorably to the high standards we hold for today's films would be unjust. This film has to be judged by the era that made it. Great films like "Jason and the Argonauts", "Hercules Unchained" and others of that ilk were popular and had an audience albeit a limited one. I remember seeing this film at the ripe age of six and being awestruck and terrified. Basil Rathbone was sinister as the evil wizard. The dragon seemed an insurmountable obstacle to the hero. There were little people inside a large bird cage crying for help,an evil temptress witch with green glowing eyes that lured one of the good guys to his doom and a horrible bubbling swamp that ate the flesh off of one of the good knights when his horse stumbled and he fell in. I'm glad I was six when I saw this film. I've remembered it for years and just thought to pay it a visit again on this site.


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