Okay, if you haven't already, watch the swordfight from The Court Jester that I blogged about the other day.
Now, watch this clip from The Mark of Zorro (the one that came out in 1940). Make sure you watch them in that order. (Note: the good stuff in this one starts at about 0:50, so be patient.)
I so, so love Basil Rathbone. When I grow up, I want to fence as he fences. And I want to have a sword like that. I really do.
The boots are cool, too.