The Magic Sword (1961)

USA, 1961
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American fantasy film directed by Bert I. Gordon.


The son of a sorceress teams up with to save a princess from a wizard.


Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
© MCMLXI [1961] Bert I Gordon Productions, Inc.
United Artists presents a Bert I. Gordon production
Produced by: Bert I. Gordon
Screenplay: Bernard Schoenfeld
Story: Bert I. Gordon
Director of Photography: Paul Vogel
Supervising Film Editor: Harry Gerstad
Music: Richard Markowitz
Sound: James Brock
Men's Wardrobe: Oscar Rodriguez
Women's Wardrobe: Esther Krebs
Make-up Artist: Dan Striepeke
Hair Stylist: Lynn Burke
Special Effects: Milt Rice
Special Visual Effects: Bert I. Gordon, Flora Gordon
Production Design: Franz Bachelin
Dragon Trainer: Ross Wheat

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 & Paul Bon Tempi ()
Ann Graves (Princess Laura)
Lorrie Richards (Anne)
Jack Kosslyn (the ogre)
Maila Nurmi (the hag [Sybil])



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  • Castle of Frankenstein no.4 p.6
  • Castle of Frankenstein no.17 p.29
  • Interzone no.134 (August 1998) p.35 – review (by Mike Ashley)


  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.271
  • by Walt Lee p.279 – credits
  • The World of Fantasy Films by Richard Myers p.63