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.
|The Seventh Sword|
Italian film poster
|Directed by||Riccardo Freda|
|Music by||Franco Mannino|
|Edited by||Franco Fraticelli|
|Distributed by||Cino Del Duca|
|Box office||₤140 million|
- Brett Halsey as Don Carlos di Bazan
- Béatrice Altariba as Isabella
- Giulio Bosetti as Duke of Saavedra
- Gabriele Antonini as Filippo III
- Mario Scaccia as Cardinal Inquisitor
- Gabriele Tinti as Corvo
- Alberto Sorrentino as Sancho
- Jacques Stany as The seargeant
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" 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"
- Curti 2017, p. 319.
- "Sette spade del vendicatore, Le". Monthly Film Bulletin. London. 30 (348): 147–148. 1963. ISSN 0027-0407.
- Roberto Poppi, Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 2007. ISBN 8884405033.
- Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.