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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Thomas Stanswood
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Orietta Arconti
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Serenella Arconti
Riccardo Garrone ...
Don Carlos
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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2.35 : 1
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Thomas Stanswood: I prefer swords by day to daggers by night. Don't you?
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A Pause that Refreshes
20 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here it is--a G-rated movie for the family that is dashing, up-beat, and which provides positive role models for both men and women. The entire set, costuming, storyline, romance, intrigue, plot twist and fencing were spot on. Granger turns in another fine performance as in the Prisoner of Zenda and Scaramouche. And what a fine swordsman he was, with only Cornel Wilde, Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone being a convincing match. I am a European historian who spent several years there and who loves these kinds of productions. When the movie ended, with a final little plot twist, I just sat there in the easy chair smiling, or was it beaming! A jolly good show.


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