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David Wyles
John Smith (narration)
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Release Date:
26 April 1985 (USA) See more »
Classic tale of King Arthur and how his wife is kidnapped by his evil sister. Lancelot is sent out to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Malcolm McDowell ... King Arthur

Candice Bergen ... Morgan Le Fay

Edward Woodward ... Merlin

Dyan Cannon ... Katherine
Joseph Blatchley ... Mordred

Rupert Everett ... Lancelot

Rosalyn Landor ... Guinevere

Liam Neeson ... Grak

Patrick Ryecart ... Gawain
Philip Sayer ... Agravain
Ann Thornton ... Lady Ragnell

Lucy Gutteridge ... Niniane
Denis Lill ... King Pellinore
John Quarmby ... Sir Kai

Michael Gough ... Archbishop
Milance Avramovic ... Gorgo
Teri Tordai ... Enchanted Queen
Mary Stavin ... Princess

Carole Ashby ... Princess
Alison Worth ... Princess
Peter Blythe ... Guide
Pat Starr ... Woman Passenger
Marie Elise ... 1st Court Lady

Maryam d'Abo ... 2nd Court Lady
Tina Robinson Hansen ... 3rd Court lady (as Tina Robinson)
Pia Constance-Churcher ... Barge Lady
Linda Fontana ... Barge Lady
Christine Hunt ... Barge Lady
Cia Ford ... Barge Lady
Miro Pfeiffer ... Undead Knight
Vlado Spindler ... Boatman
Mise Martinovic ... Niniane's Father
Domagoj Vukusic ... Ragnar (as Tom Vukusic)

Directed by
Clive Donner 
Writing credits
David Wyles 

John Smith (narration)

Produced by
Martin Poll .... producer
Kathryn Stellmack .... co-associate producer
David White .... associate producer
Original Music by
Charles Gross 
Cinematography by
Dennis C. Lewiston  (as Denis Lewiston)
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw 
Production Design by
Francisco Chianese 
Art Direction by
Dusan Jericevic 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton  (as Phyliss Dalton)
Production Management
Emil Bolanac .... production manager
Donko Buljan .... production supervisor
John C. Chulay .... production supervisor (as John Chulay)
Paolo Fabbri .... production manager
Milan Stanisic .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mladen Cernjak .... assistant director
Ray Corbett .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Gordon Daniel .... sound editor
Doug Grindstaff .... sound editor
David Hildyard .... sound recordist
Gilbert D. Marchant .... sound editor (as Gil Marchant)
Gary Shepherd .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Kevin Mathews .... special effects wire technician
Branko Repalust .... armourer
Petar Buntic .... stunt coordinator
Rok Cvetkov .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Blanshard .... still photographer
Branko Knez .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tihomir Marcius .... electrician
Viktor Penezic .... assistant camera
Zoran Veselic .... first assistant camera
Other crew
Jack Barry .... weapons
Sherrie Bradshaw .... assistant production accountant
Nikki Clapp .... continuity
Maureen Holmes .... production accountant
Roy Parkinson .... production coordinator
Nada Pinter .... production secretary
Olga Pogostin .... associate to producer
Zrinka Anic .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Merlin & the Sword" - USA (video title)
"Merlin and the Sword" - Philippines (English title) (theatrical title)
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94 min | USA:180 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Gareth Thomas was on the ideas list for King Peilmore.See more »
Morgan Le Fay:And it is this manliness which will be his undoing. Manliness is a complex mixture: stupidity, courage and persistence. A potion I've not been able to find for you.See more »
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Referenced in Penelope (2006)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
merlin and the sword, 5 March 2007
Author: moodybluesgurl_1 from United States

i personally loved this movie, i especially loved Edward Woodward aka The Equalizer, as Merlin and i thought Candice did an interesting job as Morgan, she portrayed Morgan as having a really bad day with a hell of a chip on her shoulder but decent none the less. even though i don't typically like ones that put her in a bad light. i liked this since i was a child and i still think it is a charming movie, true it was done low budget and is nowhere near the blockbuster Excalibur was but still worth seeing. is is great if your interested in the story of Gawain and Lady Ragnell's relationship sice most films don't even mention the two of them. and it of course includes the romance between lance and gwen. i liked the spunk they gave to gwen in this, a girl that has some fight in her who yells no when her captors wanted to have their way with her and they back off. so all in all i would definitely recommend this film, especially if you are like me and like edward woodward. great brit actor.

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