The Magic Sword

1962 NR 1h 17m DVD

The Magic Sword

1962 NR 1h 17m DVD
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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.
Gary Lockwood, Estelle Winwood, Basil Rathbone, Anne Helm, Liam Sullivan, Leroy Johnson, Merritt Stone, Jacques Gallo
Bert I. Gordon
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

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Kitschy and outdated special effects lessen the scariness of the fight scenes.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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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