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The Magic Sword (1962)



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Not even fantasy buffs will be able to stomach this awful tale of a hero who must journey to an evil sorcerer's castle and rescue a princess. Basil Rathbone must have needed some quick money and played the sorcerer in this dog of a movie to get it. He makes good of what screen time he gets, but the rest of the film is so extraordinarily bad, he can't raise this film's rating even a half of a star. Grotesque unoriginal monsters, an overuse of old hags, cheesy special effects, and confused insidious plotting all contribute to a colossal cinematic failure.