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Director:
Writers:
Bert I. Gordon (story)
Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay)
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Release Date:
April 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Most Incredible Weapon Ever Wielded! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Basil Rathbone ... Lodac

Estelle Winwood ... Sybil

Gary Lockwood ... Sir George
Anne Helm ... Princess Helene

Liam Sullivan ... 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 ... Left Siamese Twin
Paul Bon Tempi ... Right Siamese Twin
Ann Graves ... Princess Laura
Lorrie Richards ... Anne
Jack Kosslyn ... The Ogre

Vampira ... The Hag / Sorceress (as Maila Nurmi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ted Finn ... 1st Dwarf (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Sir Ulrich of Germany (voice) (uncredited)
Angelo Rossitto ... 2nd Dwarf (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bert I. Gordon 
 
Writing credits
Bert I. Gordon (story)

Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay) (as Bernard Schoenfeld)

Produced by
Bert I. Gordon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Markowitz 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Vogel 
 
Production Design by
Franz Bachelin 
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
 
Makeup Department
Lynn Burke .... hair stylist
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Herbert E. Mendelson .... production manager (as Herbert Mendelson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert E. Mendelson .... assistant director (as H.E. Mendelson)
 
Art Department
Arthur Friedrich .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Brock .... sound
Martin Greco .... sound effects editor
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound re-recordist (as Roger Heman)
 
Special Effects by
Milt Rice .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Bert I. Gordon .... special visual effects
Flora M. Gordon .... special visual effects (as Flora Gordon)
 
Stunts
Leroy Johnson .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lloyd Hill .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Esther Krebs .... wardrobe: women
Oscar Rodriguez .... wardrobe: men
 
Editorial Department
Harry W. Gerstad .... supervising editor (as Harry Gerstad)
 
Music Department
Willard Jones .... orchestrator
William A. Sawyer .... music editor (as William Sawyer)
 
Other crew
Robert Gary .... script supervisor
Shirley Vaughan .... production assistant
Ross Wheat .... dragon trainer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Seven Curses of Lodac" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
80 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
In addition to her credited role in the mask as "The Hag", Vampira - as Maila Nurmi - also played (uncredited) the role of the sorceress who kidnaps Princess Helene.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Good cheap fun, 10 June 2005
Author: jawlaw from Louisville, Kentucky

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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