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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Stanswood
Orietta Arconti
Serenella Arconti
Riccardo Garrone ...
Don Carlos
Alberto Lupo ...
Andrea Paresi
Marina Berti ...
Countess of Osta
Tullio Carminati ...
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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[Stanswood lays Serenella on a table in the church after she is shoot by an archer for being out passed curfew]
Serenella Arconti: Thomas?
Thomas Stanswood: You're going to be alright.
Serenella Arconti: Was... was it wrong to defy Don Carlos and Orietta?
Thomas Stanswood: No. You're right to hate tyranny and oppression. Your people must be very proud of you.
Serenella Arconti: Are... are you proud of me, Thomas?
Thomas Stanswood: Yes, very proud. Remember you wanted me to take you to England?
Serenella Arconti: Yes.
Thomas Stanswood: You still want to go?
Serenella Arconti: Oh yes, more than ever!
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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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