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Swordsman of Siena (1962)
"La congiura dei dieci" (original title)

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A Spanish overlord controls 16th-century Tuscany. He plans to marry into a prominent Italian family and hires an Englishman to serve as bodyguard for his less-than-eager fiancee. The ... See full summary »

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Thomas Stanswood
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Orietta Arconti
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Serenella Arconti
Riccardo Garrone ...
Alberto Lupo ...
Andrea Paresi
Marina Berti ...
Countess of Osta
Tullio Carminati ...
Father Giacomo
Claudio Gora ...
Leoni
Fanfulla
Giulio Marchetti ...
Carlos' servant
Carlo Rizzo ...
Gino
Ignazio Dolce ...
(as Ignazio Dolci)
Fausto Tozzi ...
Hugo
Tom Felleghy ...
Capitano spagnolo (as Tom Felleghi)
Antonio Ricci ...
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A Spanish overlord controls 16th-century Tuscany. He plans to marry into a prominent Italian family and hires an Englishman to serve as bodyguard for his less-than-eager fiancee. The bodyguard finds his allegiance switching to the rebels who seek to overthrow the Spaniard, even as he finds himself drawn to the woman he's been hired to protect. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Love in a Land of Treachery and Temptation!

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Adventure | Romance

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5 December 1962 (USA)  »

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Thomas Stanswood: [Stanswood approaches a wooded area on horseback, sees Orietta in the road and dismounts]
Thomas Stanswood: [Bows] My lady.
Orietta Arconti: [Draws her sword] Attack me!
Thomas Stanswood: With pleasure.
[Draws his sword and approaches]
Thomas Stanswood: [Embracing Orietta] Did they teach you this one? Hm?
[They kiss]
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Fine Swordplay in an Average Swashbuckler
21 October 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty much standard swashbuckler. The story is not original at all: the fight against tyrany in colorful Siena (Italy) with the usual hero that starts by hiring his sword to the dictator but in time starts to change his mind and joins the just cause.

The soldier of fortune is here played by Stewart Granger a correct actor in my opinion. But what really is interesting in the film is the swordplay choreography most enjoyable indeed; perhaps Granger is no Errol Flynn but he doesn't lack some sort of elegance at it (just as he did 10 years before in the classic "Scaramouche"). Also in the cast Sylvia Koscina was a beautiful woman and an acceptable actress and Christine Kaufamnn is a beautiful woman.

If you enjoy cape and sword films you will enjoy this one for sure but don't expect a classic and not even a great movie.


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