The Swordsman (1948 film)

The Swordsman is a 1948 American swashbuckler film directed by Joseph H. Lewis and starring Larry Parks.[2]

The Swordsman
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoseph H. Lewis
Produced byBurt Kelly
Written byWilfred H. Petitt
StarringLarry Parks
Music byHugo Friedhofer
CinematographyWilliam E. Snyder
Edited byAl Clark
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • January 2, 1948 (1948-01-02)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.7 million (US rentals)[1]


In the XVIII century in Scotland, the McArden and Glowan clans stood a violent and long hostility. Alexander, an attractive member of the McArdens clan, fell in love with beautiful lady Barbara Glowan. Quickly, their relationship awakens anger of Barbara's cousin, Robert Glowan, who tries to destroy the enemy family forever. The boyfriend, anxious for getting married to his lover, intend that the two clans live in peace.



Filming finished by March 1948.[3]


  1. "Top Grossers of 1948", Variety 5 January 1949 p 46
  2. The Swordsman at the American Film Institute Catalog
  3. By THOMAS F BRADY Special to The New York Times. (1947, Nov 18). LARRY PARKS TO DO FILM FOR COLUMBIA. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
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