The Seventh Sword

The Seventh Sword (Italian: Le sette spade del vendicatore, French: Sept épées pour le roi, also known as Seven Swords for the King) is a 1962 Italian-French adventure film directed by Riccardo Freda. It is a remake of Freda's debut film Don Cesare di Bazan.[3][4]

The Seventh Sword
Italian film poster
Directed byRiccardo Freda
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Riccardo Freda
  • Filippo Sanjust[1]
Story by
  • Riccardo Freda
  • Filippo Sanjust[1]
Music byFranco Mannino[2]
CinematographyRaffaele Masciocchi[2]
Edited byFranco Fraticelli[1]
  • Adelphia
  • Francisco Films[2]
Distributed byCino Del Duca
Release date
  • October 30, 1962 (1962-10-30) (Italy)
Running time
84 minutes
  • Italy
  • France[2]
Box office₤140 million




The Seventh Swords was released in Italy on October 30, 1962 where it was distributed by Cino Del Duca.[1] The film had a domestic gross of 140 million Italian lira in Italy.[1]


In a contemporary review, the Monthly Film Bulletin stated that the Director "is here at his best" and that The Seventh Sword is "a film which is in its way delightful, with much to charm the eye and tickle the senses"[2] The review noted specific scenes a tongue-in-cheek fight scene that plays in and out of a bedroom and "the final duel staged in a torture chamber of almost surrealist design and lurid colours"[2]



  1. Curti 2017, p. 319.
  2. "Sette spade del vendicatore, Le". Monthly Film Bulletin. London. 30 (348): 147–148. 1963. ISSN 0027-0407.
  3. Roberto Poppi, Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 2007. ISBN 8884405033.
  4. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.


  • Curti, Roberto (2017). Riccardo Freda: The Life and Works of a Born Filmmaker. McFarland. ISBN 1476628386.

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