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Swordsman of Siena (1962)

La congiura dei dieci (original title)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Stanswood
Orietta Arconti
Serenella Arconti
Riccardo Garrone ...
Don Carlos
Alberto Lupo ...
Andrea Paresi
Countess of Osta
Father Giacomo
Claudio Gora ...
Giulio Marchetti ...
Carlos' servant
Carlo Rizzo ...
Ignazio Dolce ...
(as Ignazio Dolci)
Fausto Tozzi ...
Tom Felleghy ...
Capitano spagnolo (as Tom Felleghi)
Antonio Ricci ...


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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5 December 1962 (USA)  »

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Swordsman of Siena  »

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Thomas Stanswood: I prefer swords by day to daggers by night. Don't you?
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Good European costumer with Stewart Granger
26 October 2012 | by (Buffalo, NY - United States) – See all my reviews

An English swordsman for hire is employed by a Spanish Governor ruling an insurgent Italian province. He becomes the bodyguard of the future duchess and is soon embroiled in court intrigue and the growing rebellion.

This film marked the beginning of Stewart Grangers career expatriation to Europe after his estrangement with the powers that be in Hollywood. In this context, it's not a bad costumer and recalls shades of his former success with Scaramouche. In fact, the film has some surprisingly energetic action scenes - most notably - some well staged sword fights where Granger aptly shows his swordplay skills and a grueling horse race at the end of the film.

The story and plot are standard fair for this type of movie but are handled well and given a lift by Grangers charming delivery. The pace is brisk, the widescreen photography is nice and the Italian cast comes off pretty well led by Sylva Koscino as the fiery duchess. In fact, the film succeeds on many levels emulating a good Hollywood costumer with one exception, the music. It's atrocious. The movie screams for the fiery score of a Korngold or a Max Steiner but is instead left with fluff. It doesn't kill the movie but it hurts.

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