The Magic Sword (1962)

  • Year: 1962
  • Released: 25 Jan 1962
  • Country: United States
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  • Language: English
  • MPA Rating: Approved
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime: 80 min
  • Writer: Bert I. Gordon, Bernard C. Schoenfeld
  • Director: Bert I. Gordon
  • Cast: Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood
  • Keywords: princess, magic, sorcery, knight, dragon, wizard,

The Magic Sword Storyline

Lodac, an evil wizard, has kidnapped the Princess Helene and intends to feed her to his dragon in seven days. One of the king’s knights, Sir Branton, vows to rescue her, despite being warned of Lodac’s seven curses, which have to be encountered before they can reach his castle. A boy named George, who was raised by Sybil, a slightly incompetent sorceress, and is smitten with the Princess wants to rescue her but Sybil, whose family had battles with Lodac and lost, refuses to let him go. But he uses the magic sword that she intends to give him to detain her while he goes to save the Princess. So he and six knights that he freed from Sybil’s brothers spell of being turned to stone to be his allies go to the king and offer to accompany Branton and asks, if he should save the Princess, asks for her hand in marriage. Branton is not pleased but is implored by the King to bring them with him. But Branton plans to use them as pawns to evade the curses.—

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The Magic Sword Movie Reviews

”Jolly Good Show”!

“The Magic Sword” is one of B-movie producer/director Bert I. Gordon’s best known films. Granted, it’s no masterpiece, but it is enjoyable on it’s own terms. The plot, very loosely based on the ‘St. George And The Dragon’ legend, has a princess (Anne Helm) kidnapped by evil sorcerer Lodac (Basil Rathbone) and hunted by lovesick George (Gary Lockwood). Aided by his foster mother Sybil (Estelle Winwood) a good witch, George vows to save the princess and destroy Lodac. Although this plot has been done to death, it’s the acting by the splendid Rathbone and Winwood which keeps this film consistently entertaining. Add some modest, but impressive special effects, and you have a very entertaining minor adventure for the family. Beware: this public domain film is available on several cut-rate DVDs, but only the newly released one from MGM/UA home video is worth the price. They have a beautiful print of the film (it was originally released by United Artists) which contains a fun theatrical trailer. This is the one to get!

Good cheap fun

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 is low budget. Yes, it has cheesy special effects by today’s standards. Yes, it has a corny plot and weak acting from 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.

Something wicked this way comes!

The Magic Sword (AKA: The Seven Curses of Lodac/St. George and the Seven Curses) is directed by Bert I. Gordon who also co-writes with Bernard Schoenfeld. It stars Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood, Anne Helm, Liam Sullivan and Danielle De Metz. Music is by Richard Markowitz and cinematography by Paul Vogel.

A young knight faces a hoard of mythical beasts in his quest to rescue a beautiful princess from the clutches of the evil sorcerer Lodac.

Cheap and bonkers but seen through a child’s eyes actually quite fun. We are in a world of ogre’s, dwarfs, Siamese twins, harpy hags, ghostly faces, two headed dragons and of course heroic knights and buxom wenches. The effects work ranges from the laughable (rubber mask wearing humans) to the passable because of the budget (model work and super imposed placements), while the sets pre-date Star Trek standard by some four years.

In the cast it’s only Rathbone and Winwood who are good value because they firmly know how to play it in this sort of production. Major plus point is the colour photography, where even though it sometimes veers towards the garish, it’s mostly very appealing and vividly brings to life the good standard of costuming (Esther Krebs and Oscar Rodriguez). So! If you can judge it on its own modest terms and accept it as the kiddie friendly fantasy it is? Then it’s passable fluffy entertainment. 5/10