The Magic Sword
When his charming Helene (Anne Helm) is abducted by an evil wizard (Basil Rathbone) and his menacing dragon, brave knight George (Gary Lockwood) sets out to find the princess, armed only with an enchanted sword that he hopes will help him free her. George must confront many obstacles, enlisting the help of other knights to triumph over each challenge. When his sword ceases to be magical, however, he must tap into an inner strength all his own.
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- Bert I. Gordon
- This movie is
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Magic Sword is a kitschy B-movie from 1962, a campy take on the knight's quest story that is more Bewitched and Munsters than King Arthur. The special effects are laughingly dated, taking the sting out of the several violent battle scenes. Some of the transformations of characters into hideous monsters might be scary for younger viewers, but as a whole, The Magic Sword is a lighthearted swords and sorcery story tweens might enjoy.
- Sexual Content
- Brief scenes of passionate kisses.
- Kitschy and outdated special effects lessen the scariness of the fight scenes. Some of the sudden transformations of beautiful women into hideous hags might be scary for younger viewers.
- Not much except "hell."
- Social Behavior
- In the end, the good guys fight against the bad and come out ahead. Some old-fashioned, but lighthearted messages about women. Some treachery and use of violence to solve problems.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it