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The Magic Sword -- In this fun-filled adventure-fantasy, a rookie knight embarks upon a valiant quest to save a princess who has been captured by a malicious magician. Along the way he must battle the usual assortment of dragons, ogres and other mythical beings. He is assisted by a good witch who gives him a magic sword. Unfortunately, the magic fails and suddenly he must find his own magic from within.


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Bert I. Gordon (story)
Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay)
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Release Date:
April 1962 (USA) See more »
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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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  (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)

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)
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 (as Willaird Jones)
William A. Sawyer .... music editor (as William Sawyer)
Other crew
Robert Gary .... script supervisor
Shirley Vaughan .... production assistant
Ross Wheat .... dragon trainer
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Nature's Haven (uncredited)
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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80 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Though the film was subjected to the usual "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (1988) skewering (in "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Sword (#5.11)" (1992)), the makers of the show admitted (in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide book) that "this is actually a pretty good movie."See more »
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 »
Lodac:Take Sir George to the dungeon.See more »


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33 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Review from an unjaded palate, 25 January 2003
Author: howa25 from Denver, Colorado

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.

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