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Golden Blade, The (Universal 1953, Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie)



In this mystical adventure starring Rock Hudson, the titular blade is the Sword of Damascus–a magnificent sword owned by Harun (Hudson), a hero to all underdogs. When the sword is stolen, Haron sets out to find it, getting caught up in all sorts of adventures–and sword fights–along the way. Piper Laurie stars as the beautiful princess whom Harun saves from the evil villain Grand Vizier Jafar (George Macready). The astonishing landscape adds to the medieval tale’s fantastical feel.

production details
USA | Universal | 81 minutes | 1953

Director: Nathan Juran
Producers: Leonard Goldstein, Richard Wilson
Original Story: John Rich
Cinematography: Maury Gertsman
Editor: Ted J. Kent
Music: Henry Mancini
Script: William R. Cox
Art Direction: Bernard Herzbrun, Eric Orbom

Rock Hudson as Harun
Piper Laurie as Khairuzan
Gene Evans as Captain Hadi
Kathleen Hughes as Bakhamra
Guy Williams as Town Crier (uncredited)