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Swordsman of Siena (1962)

La congiura dei dieci (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Romance | 5 December 1962 (USA)
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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Riccardo Garrone ...
Don Carlos
Alberto Lupo ...
Andrea Paresi
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Countess of Osta
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Father Giacomo
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Leoni
Giulio Marchetti ...
Carlos' servant
Carlo Rizzo ...
Gino
Ignazio Dolce ...
(as Ignazio Dolci)
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Hugo
Tom Felleghy ...
Capitano spagnolo (as Tom Felleghi)
Antonio Ricci ...
Child
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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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Swordsman of Siena  »

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2.35 : 1
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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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Great Movie
7 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This one of the best of the genre. the swordplay is fantastic and the costumes excellent. the only fault i find is the dubbing. The plot is a bit thin but who cares. If you like swordplay the technical aspects of this film are hard to beat. The character that Granger plays is one that he seems to be at home with. The wit and banter between him and his co-star are funny and to the point. The film lacked only the final duel, between Granger and the villain. The end I felt was anti-climatic. However the beauty of Sylva Koscina more than makes up for the films shortcomings. In my opinion they could have come up with someone other than Christine Kaufman for the secondary female role.


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