4.3/10
1,670
52 user 28 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) (as Bernard Schoenfeld)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Evil Bas-Celik is terrorizing people, but only the magic sword can harm him. A young hero goes on the dangerous quest to find that sword.

Director: Vojislav Nanovic
Stars: Rade Markovic, Vera Ilic-Djukic, Milivoje Zivanovic
Tormented (1960)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A man lets a former flame fall to her death rather than let her interfere with his new relationship, but her ghost returns to disrupt his impending nuptials.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Richard Carlson, Susan Gordon, Lugene Sanders
The Spider (1958)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Ed Kemmer, June Kenney, Eugene Persson
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body, he survives, and begins to grow in size. As he grows, his ... See full summary »

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Glenn Langan, Cathy Downs, William Hudson
Fantasy | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition's ship, attracted by the fabulous treasures of ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Shane Rimmer
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A con artist tries to sell bogus real estate deals in an area overrun by giant ants.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Joan Collins, Robert Lansing, John David Carson
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Delinquent teen-agers ingest a substance and grow thirty feet tall, then proceed to take over a small town.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Tommy Kirk, Johnny Crawford, Beau Bridges
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colosasal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very hungry.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Sally Fraser, Roger Pace, Duncan 'Dean' Parkin
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Lonely, deranged puppet-master designs a machine that shrinks people.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney
Drácula (1931)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Centuries-old vampire Dracula preys upon the innocent Eva and her friends.

Directors: George Melford, Enrique Tovar Ávalos
Stars: Carlos Villarías, Lupita Tovar, Barry Norton
Gorgo (1961)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.

Director: Eugène Lourié
Stars: Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Sybil
...
Sir George
...
Princess Helene
...
...
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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

princess | knight | rescue | curse | wizard | See All (74) »

Taglines:

Battling the 7 Deadly Curses! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

St. George and the Dragon  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In addition to her credited role as "The Hag", Maila Nurmi also played the sorceress who kidnaps Princess Helene. 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: [chuckling] You don't like Sir Branton? Oh, come now. A damsel in distress can't afford to pick and choose.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Ross Wheat (dragon-puppet operator) as "dragon trainer". See more »

Connections

Version of Sveti Georgije ubiva azdahu (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Review from an unjaded palate
25 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

To compare this film unfavorably to the high standards we hold for today's films would be unjust. This film has to be judged by the era that made it. Great films like "Jason and the Argonauts", "Hercules Unchained" and others of that ilk were popular and had an audience albeit a limited one. I remember seeing this film at the ripe age of six and being awestruck and terrified. Basil Rathbone was sinister as the evil wizard. The dragon seemed an insurmountable obstacle to the hero. There were little people inside a large bird cage crying for help,an evil temptress witch with green glowing eyes that lured one of the good guys to his doom and a horrible bubbling swamp that ate the flesh off of one of the good knights when his horse stumbled and he fell in. I'm glad I was six when I saw this film. I've remembered it for years and just thought to pay it a visit again on this site.


34 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 52 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page