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Fred Cavens (1882–1962)

Fencing master and graduate of the Military Institute of Physical Education and Fencing (Belgium), he was responsible for bringing style and technique to the duels in Hollywood films. Born of French parents, Cavens had started in a military school at the age of seven and by the time he was 15 had decided to take up the sword. He graduated from the ... See full bio »

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 1961 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (fencing master - 1 episode)
- Zorro: The Postponed Wedding (1961) ... (fencing master)
 1957-1961 Zorro (TV Series) (fencing master - 81 episodes)
- The Postponed Wedding (1961) ... (fencing master)
- Adios, El Cuchillo (1960) ... (fencing master)
- El Bandido (1960) ... (fencing master)
- Finders Keepers (1959) ... (fencing master)
- Señor China Boy (1959) ... (fencing master)
 1956-1959 The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (TV Series) (fencing master - 5 episodes)
- The Adventure of the Diamond Eater (1959) ... (fencing master)
- Dancing Mouse (1956) ... (fencing master)
- Wrong Rembrandt (1956) ... (fencing master)
- Hawaiian Hamzah (1956) ... (fencing master)
- Sea Cucumber (1956) ... (fencing master)
 1958 The Sign of Zorro (fencing master)
 1956 The Vagabond King (technical advisor)
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (technical advisor - 1 episode)
- Splendid with Swords (1955) ... (technical advisor)
 1954 Casanova's Big Night (fencing trainer - uncredited) / (supervisor: dueling scenes - uncredited)
 1953 The Robe (fencing instructor - uncredited)
 1953 The Mississippi Gambler (fencing technical advisor - uncredited)
 1952 Against All Flags (fencing choreographer - uncredited) / (fencing trainer - uncredited)
 1952 Son of Ali Baba (fencing coach - uncredited)
 1952 Dreamboat (fencing instructor: Clifton Webb - uncredited)
 1952 At Sword's Point (fencing trainer - uncredited)
 1951 Anne of the Indies (fencing trainer - uncredited)
 1950 Cyrano de Bergerac (fencing master)
 1950 Buccaneer's Girl (fencing instructor - uncredited)
 1947 Forever Amber (fencing master - uncredited)
 1947 The Exile (fencing master - uncredited)
 1945 The Spanish Main (fencing choreographer - uncredited) / (fencing trainer - uncredited)
 1944 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (fencing instructor - uncredited)
 1942 The Black Swan (fencing instructor - uncredited)
 1940 The Mark of Zorro (choreographer: duel - uncredited)
 1940 The Sea Hawk (fencing master - uncredited)
 1939 Tower of London (fencing master - uncredited)
 1939 The Man in the Iron Mask (fencing director)
 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood (fencing master - uncredited)
 1936 Romeo and Juliet (sword fight arranger - uncredited)
 1935 Captain Blood (fencing master - uncredited)
 1935 The Three Musketeers (fencing arranger)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu (research director - uncredited)
 1933 Queen Christina (stager: sword fight - uncredited)
 1927 She's a Sheik (fencing trainer)
 1927 Señorita (fencing trainer)
 1926 The Black Pirate (fencing master - uncredited)
 1923 The Dangerous Maid (fencing trainer)
 1923 Ashes of Vengeance (fencing trainer)
 1922 The Three Must-Get-Theres (assistant to director)
 1920 The Mark of Zorro (fencing master - uncredited)
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