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Thread #82485   Message #1511325
Posted By: Don Firth
27-Jun-05 - 09:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: El Sombrero Blanco (from Zorro)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: El Sombrero Blanco (from Zorro)
The best I could suggest is to check your local public library (free) or Blockbuster or what have you for the videotape. It is available HERE. Play the tape, write fast.

One of the finest swashbuckers ever made and the best duel scene in any movie, by far. Both Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone were excellent fencers, and although Fred Cavins is listed as the fight director, Power and Rathbone choreographed the duel in the alcalde's study themselves. The only quibble would be that their fencing was the modern Hungarian-Italian style of saber-play and they used modern competition fencing sabers. But I don't mind a little anachronism when I can watch fencing that good.

More than you really wanted to know. . . .

Don Firth