Magic Sword

Magic Sword

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Director: Bert I. Gordon

Cast: Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Anne Helm

     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Children -- who are its main target audience anyway -- are likely to enjoy The Magic Sword, although those who expect CGI-level special effects or big budget sets and costumes are likely to scoff at it. Most adults will not particularly care for Sword, which is admittedly a pretty slipshod affair; however, those adults who saw Sword as a child or who have a soft spot for earnest and sincere if not very well done children's movies may find themselves entertained. Those who enjoy laughing at such film's shortcomings will also find plenty to enjoy here, for Sword is filled with laughably poor dialogue and inept characterizations. Many of the howlers come about because the film does have such an innocence about it that the possible double intenders it inadvertently includes can be quite amusing. Star Gary Lockwood's unpolished and basically poor performance only adds to the amusement. Fortunately, Basil Rathbone and Estelle Winwood are on hand to provide some professional performances. They're both operating in "high ham" mode, mind you, especially Rathbone, but they're rather delicious. Sword may not be a good film, but it's basically inoffensive and safe, and it does provide pleasure in its way.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
UPC:
0027616924834
Original Release:
1962
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:20:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Basil Rathbone Lodac
Estelle Winwood Sybil
Anne Helm Princess Helene
Gary Lockwood Sir George
Liam Sullivan Sir Branton
John Mauldin Sir Patrick
Jacques Gallo Sir Dennis
Leroy Johnson Sir Ulrich
David Cross Sir Pedro
Angus Duncan Sir James
Taldo Kenyon Sir Anthony
Maila "Vampira" Nurmi The Hag
Jack Kosslyn Ogre
Lorrie Richards Anne
Merritt Stone King
Angelo Rossitto Dwarf
Danielle de Metz French Girl
Richard Kiel Pinhead

Technical Credits
Bert I. Gordon Director,Producer
Franz Bachelin Production Designer
Harry Gerstad Editor
Richard Markowitz Score Composer
George R. Nelson Set Decoration/Design
Milt Rice Special Effects
Oscar Rodriguez Costumes/Costume Designer
Bernard Schoenfeld Screenwriter
Dan Striepeke Makeup
Paul Vogel Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Sorceress [3:34]
2. "Pool of Magic" [3:02]
3. Who Will Save the Princess? [5:09]
4. George Gets His Freedom [6:11]
5. A Force of Knights [3:59]
6. Dragon Food [3:54]
7. Conquering an Ogre [3:56]
8. "Help Us!" [3:36]
9. Lost for Good [6:00]
10. Turn Tail or Stay? [4:46]
11. A Ring of Treachery [2:50]
12. The Cursed Hag [5:11]
13. Preparing a Potion [1:08]
14. Tricked and Trapped [3:00]
15. Mortals in Love [6:35]
16. "The Power to Attack" [8:25]

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