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The Magic Sword
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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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Delightful fantasy! See more (47 total) »

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)

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 (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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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:
Stuntman/actor Leroy Johnson (Sir Ulrich of Germany) had his dialog dubbed by voice specialist Paul Frees.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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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Delightful fantasy!, 15 May 2003
Author: Bill-434

Take me back to the good old days of $2.50 Saturday matinees, a bucket of butter popcorn and a cold coca-cola. The Magic Sword is an innocent foray into childhood boyhood fantasies. Whether it's intended or not this film is humorous and simple in it's aim, "Let's have fun" It's your typical sword and sorceror movie with all the cliches, fire breathing dragons, boulder tossing ogres and evil minions. The sets and costumes fit in perfectly for the early sixties. I loved the script and special effects. Surprising enough the laserdisc version is quite good in transfer quality with big bold colours. Hopefully the DVD will be good also.

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