The Mark of Zorro (1940)

An odd duck for a classic swashbuckler - short, packed with droll humour, and with very little action. Its climactic swordfight between Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone takes place in a cramped office - and is still often voted, despite its lack of expanse, by many as the best duel in cinema, and they're right. Rathbone and Power really look like they know what they're doing and want to kill each-other. Power, at his most energetic and charming, must have been going blind in those tight pants. Linda Darnell's cute in a weak role. A general blast.

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