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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lodac
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Sybil
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Sir George
Anne Helm ...
Princess Helene
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Sir Branton
Danielle De Metz ...
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 ...
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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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Battling the 7 Deadly Curses! See more »


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April 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

St. George and the Dragon  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

Stuntman/actor Leroy Johnson (Sir Ulrich of Germany) had his dialog dubbed by voice specialist Paul Frees. See more »

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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

Sir Branton: Was it magic?
Lodac: No. Not magic.
Sir Branton: Then how did George escape?
Lodac: I think... yes. Something stronger than magic. The power of Patrick's faith.
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Version of St. George Shoots the Dragon (2009) See more »

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Good cheap fun
10 June 2005 | by (Louisville, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a matinée in 1962 when I was seven. I remembered it over the years as 70 minutes of pure excitement. I watched it again on DVD with my kids. Yes, it's low budget. Yes, it's got cheesy special effects by today's standards. Yes, it's got a corny plot and weak acting in some of the characters. Yet, I found it to have charm and my kids were just as enthralled as I was 43 years ago when I suspended my disbelief in the dark of the Saturday matinée. This film is, in its genre, a minor classic. Further, Basil Rathbone as the heavy is very good in the waning years of his life and career--much better than Torin Thatcher who played similar "heavy" roles in similar adventure movies.


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