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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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Lodac
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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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St. George and the Dragon  »

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Trivia

In addition to her credited role in the mask as "The Hag", Maila Nurmi - as Maila Nurmi - also played (uncredited) the role of the sorceress who kidnaps Princess Helene. See more »

Goofs

When the pinhead henchman drops the cage of little people, they are seen completely escaping; yet a moment later they are seen escaping again from a different angle. 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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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Freaks (1996) See more »

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Still magical despite no budget
30 July 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

More or less, and arguably, the granddaddy (if you don;t count Harryhausen) of all those great 80s fantasy flicks like WILLOW and LEGEND and LABYRINTH. Not everything works here, but it's worth a look. The director was a sort of a poor man's William Castle, best known for his 1950s sci-fi schlock. See it for some hammy acting, some of the cheesiest special effects on record, and incredibly cardboard sets. It's a hoot!


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