Swordsman of Siena

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Swordsman of Siena
Swordsman of Siena Movieposter.jpg
Directed by Etienne Perier
Baccio Bandini
Written by Alec Coppel
Starring Stewart Granger
Music by Mario Nascimbene
Cinematography Tonino Delli Colli
Edited by Robert Isnardon
Monique Isnardon
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.065 million[1]
Box office $2.25 million[1]

Swordsman of Siena (Italian: La congiura dei dieci) is a 1962 Italian adventure film directed by Etienne Perier and Baccio Bandini and starring Stewart Granger, Sylva Koscina and Christine Kaufmann.[2][3] The film is set in Spanish-controlled Italy during the sixteenth century.

Main cast[edit]


The movie was first announced in 1951 with Yvonne de Carlo as star.[4]

Robert Taylor was mentioned as a possible star.[5] Granger was attached in 1954.[6] Andrew Marton and then Roy Rowland were announced as director.[7][8] However the film was postponed until 1961.

Granger sprained his back while filming a duel scene and was laid up for several days.[9]


According to MGM accounts, after the production budget and other associated costs were taken away, the film lost $100,000.[1]

In France it recorded admissions of 977,460.[10]

Still this swashbuckler film has meanwhile been recognised as "one of the best of its type" for Stewart Granger's accomplished fencing performances and the horse race.[11]


  • Hughes, Howard (2011). Cinema Italiano - The Complete Guide From Classics To Cult. London - New York: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84885-608-0. 


  1. ^ a b c 'The Eddie Mannix Ledger’, Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study, Los Angeles
  2. ^ "Swordsman of Siena". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  3. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/51730
  4. ^ Hedda Hopper's Staff. (1951, May 01). Carolina cotten to entertain at field hospitals in korea. Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/178138772
  5. ^ Drama. (1954, Feb 05). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/166570937
  6. ^ Real Siena Will Call Granger; New Political Story to Bid Crawford Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 01 Oct 1954: B9.
  7. ^ MOVIELAND EVENTS. (1955, Jan 05). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/166734468
  8. ^ GOLDWYN JR. SIGNS MITCHUM FOR FILM: 'Deadly Peacemaker,' His First Production Venture, to Star Actor as Gunman Special to The New York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 24 Jan 1955: 20.
  9. ^ Stewart Granger Sprains Back Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 04 Mar 1961: 13.
  10. ^ Box office information for Stewart Granger films in France at Box Office Story
  11. ^ Hughes, p.42

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