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Can Anyone Help Me Find This Old Action/Adventure Movie?


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#1 nrgrms

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:30 PM

Prisoner of Zenda?

#2 starlifter71

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:49 PM

Perhaps you are thinking of the original Zorro, it had about the best sword fight I ever saw in a movie toward the end, Basil Rathbone fighting Zorro.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:14 AM

you can watch Gladiator, Troy or 300 awesome movies i must say

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 06:47 PM

Does this have any similarity to what you saw 40 or so years ago?



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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:56 AM

Thanks again for trying, but the movie I remember was not a comedy and George Hamilton was not in it. I just can't get that sword fight scene with the orchestra playing that Steiner music at or near the end of the film out of my mind. And I can't remember any other details. Frank

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:30 PM

Steiner's theme from Don Juan was used again in the George Hamilton spoof Zorro, The Gay Blade. Perhaps that's it?

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:25 PM

Thanks for trying, but it was not Robin Hood. I can still hear that Steiner theme being played by a large orchestra.

Believe me, I've already searched and searched, with no luck. I've even tried going through movie releases by year looking for any title that might suggest a medieval adventure film. I saw many and checked them out, but none were the right one. Hope I wasn't dreaming

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 02:28 PM

Welcome to the boards.

Your second paragraph suggests The Adventures of Robin Hood, with Errol Flynn. However, the music is by Korngold, not Steiner. I suppose upon listening to the scores for The Adventures of Don Juan and Robin Hood, there are some similarities.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 02:11 PM

Sorry, but I don't remember the title or any of the actors (it must be 30 or 40 years since I last saw it on tv - maybe longer). But I do remember two things:

1) there was a dramatic sword duel at or near the end of the movie. And the music played during the duel was that same Max Steiner tune as the main theme in Errol Flynn's "Adventures of Don Juan" (and quite a few other old movies), but played by a full orchestra and much more vibrantly than in other films. You can find this tune at 6:08 minutes into


2) the duel was inside an old castle (or similar place) and during one part of the duel, you could see the shadow(s) of the actors on the wall as the duel proceeded. I remember saying to myself that technique was used in another movie I had just seen. The one I remember was on a wall or doors (like the sequence from that 1937 movie duel between Douglas Fairbanks and Raymond Massey - that is approx 4:44 minutes into that clip), but that movie is missing the music that I so vividly remember

Does anyone have any ideas?




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