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The Magic Sword (1962)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | April 1962 (USA)
The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, embarks on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.

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Cast

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Sybil
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Sir George
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Princess Helene
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Sir Branton
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Mignonette
Merritt Stone ...
King
Jacques Gallo ...
Sir Dennis of France
David Cross ...
Sir Pedro of Spain
John Mauldin ...
Sir Patrick of Ireland
Taldo Kenyon ...
Sir Anthony of Italy
Angus Duncan ...
Sir James of Scotland
Leroy Johnson ...
Sir Ulrich of Germany
Marlene Callahan ...
Princess Grace
Nick Bon Tempi ...
Left Siamese Twin
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Storyline

George, the son of the sorceress Sybil, has been watching the beautiful Princess Helene from afar and is very much in love with her. When she is kidnapped by the evil wizard Lodac, the king her father announces that she will be given in marriage to whoever rescues her. The first to volunteer is Sir Branton who expects to undertake the task alone. George, over his mother's objections, also decides to save her and is accompanied by six ancient knights. The journey is perilous with Lodac placing a series of challenges before them. Many in the group do not survive but George must eventually face Lodac's greatest challenge - his dragon. Written by garykmcd

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April 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

St. George and the Dragon  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stuntman/actor Leroy Johnson's dialogue was dubbed by voice specialist Paul Frees. See more »

Goofs

Even though modern Italian state did not exist until 1861, the region corresponding to it has been referred to as "Italy" since Roman times. And during the setting of this film, they would've spoken a form of Italian. And they would've been referred to as Italian-Speakers or Italians.

Also, between 800 A.D. and 1806, there was an entity called the "Kingdom of Italy" which consisted of mostly of Northern and Central Italy except for Venice. It was one of the three constituent kingdoms of the so called Holly Roman Empire along with Germany and Burgundy. They were nominally ruled by the German Holy Roman Emperor, but in reality, central government was usually non-existent so the "Kingdom of Italy" only existed on paper.

Still, "Sir Anthony of Italy" would not have been an incorrect title. See more »

Quotes

Lodac: Take Sir George to the dungeon.
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Ross Wheat (dragon-puppet operator) as "dragon trainer". See more »

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Delightful fantasy!
15 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Take me back to the good old days of $2.50 Saturday matinees, a bucket of butter popcorn and a cold coca-cola. The Magic Sword is an innocent foray into childhood boyhood fantasies. Whether it's intended or not this film is humorous and simple in it's aim, "Let's have fun" It's your typical sword and sorceror movie with all the cliches, fire breathing dragons, boulder tossing ogres and evil minions. The sets and costumes fit in perfectly for the early sixties. I loved the script and special effects. Surprising enough the laserdisc version is quite good in transfer quality with big bold colours. Hopefully the DVD will be good also.


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