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« : May 26, 2024, 11:37:28 AM »

"The big duel between Powell and Rathbone is marvelous". (Garfield). Agreed: it's the best one I ever saw on the screen for the very simple reason that the two make the fastest swords movements ever.  Garfields rating:"...good entertainment for the kiddies". Maybe for the kids who couldn't watch the Disney series which is still the best Zorro stuff on screen. Yes, there wasn't a Rathbone, But Williams wasn't worse than Power and Bernardo and Sgt. Garcia made all the difference. Here Linda Darnell looks a female, surely less bovine than in later years. But Garfield writes this is "in color". The dvd isn't and when I saw it eons ago on tv we didn't have the national program aired in color over here :-[.  6-7/10


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« #1 : May 27, 2024, 06:01:14 AM »

Basil Rathbone was an excellent swordsman in real life, added authenticity.  He had some great duels with Errol Flynn in "Captain Blood" and "Adventures of Robin Hood", both great films, both must-see. Back in the 1970s before VHS tapes/rentals, these often played as double feature at local theaters which specialized in classic and cult films.

Flynn was very athletic, and learned decent swordsmanship pretty quickly, but Rathbone was better.

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« #2 : July 03, 2024, 08:14:58 PM »

Basil Rathbone is truly an excellent swordsman. He had some great duels with Errol Flynn in "Captain Blood" and "Adventures of Robin Hood", both great movies, must see.

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