The Magic Sword (1962)

The Magic Sword




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Movie Info

A young, untested knight sets out the rescue a princess from an evil sorcerer in this fast-paced fantasy-adventure. With the help of a magical sword provided by a good witch, he battles dragons, ogres, and other various mythical nasties on his way to the princess.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Bernard C. Schoenfeld
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 12, 2005
United Artists


as Sir George

as Princess Helene

as Sir Branton

as Sir Patrick

as Sir Dennis

as Sir Ulrich

as Sir Pedro

as Sir James

as Sir Anthony

as Princess Laura

as Princess Grace

as French Girl

as Siamese Twin

as Siamese Twin

as Dwarf

as Pinhead
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Critic Reviews for The Magic Sword

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

October 25, 2004
AV Club
Top Critic

[Estelle} Winwood provides some campy humor (I kept thinking of Bewitched every time she was on screen)...

Full Review… | March 27, 2013

Kitschy knight quest is fun '60s flashback; some battles.

Full Review… | May 24, 2012
Common Sense Media

Looking like a Beach Party movie with swords.

Full Review… | October 8, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Heavy on laughable special effects and outrageously broad performances...

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

Silly fun with some winning performances and campy effects

October 2, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Magic Sword

A little bit of fun in this camp classic as a knight, Gary Lockwood, goes on a mission to save his lady fair. Against him, Basil Rathbone, hamming it up as the villain you "boo" whenever he's onscreen, a script that's unintentionally funny, near comic special effects, and ham-fisted direction. Still enjoyable ... with a joint or two to help it along.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Absurdly cheesy with performances so vapid from everyone except of pros Basil Rathbone and Estelle Winwood it would be an insult to dinner theatre acting to say it was that good . Colorful but very empty.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Nothing enjoyable about this.

Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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