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Don Q Son of Zorro (1925)

 -  Adventure | Romance  -  15 June 1925 (USA)
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Don Cesar, son of Zorro, is framed for murder while visiting Spain, and becomes the whip-wielding outlaw Don Q.

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Complete credited cast:
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Dolores de Muro
Jack McDonald ...
General de Muro
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Don Sebastian
Stella De Lanti ...
The Queen (as Stella DeLanti)
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The Archduke
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Don Fabrique
Albert MacQuarrie ...
Colonel Matsado
Lottie Pickford ...
Lola (as Lottie Pickford Forrest)
Charles Stevens ...
Robledo
Tote Du Crow ...
Martha Franklin ...
The Duenna
Juliette Belanger ...
The Dancer
Roy Coulson ...
Her Admirer
Enrique Acosta ...
Ramon
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Don Cesar de Vega / Zorro - His Father
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Don Cesar de Vega, son of Zorro, is in Spain for his education. By way of education, he duels with Don Sebastian of the Queen's Guard (soon to be his rival for the hand of lovely Dolores de Muro), makes love, and befriends the visiting Archduke of Austria. But a quarrel ending in violence gives Don Sebastian the chance to dispose of his rival...by framing him for murder! Feigning suicide, Cesar escapes. Being a chip off the old block, a whip-wielding outlaw (this being his weapon rather than the sword) sets out to clear the name of Vega... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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With a whip for a weapon Douglas Fairbanks gives more laughs, more real thrills, more high speed, in "Don Q" than in any picture he has ever made. See more »

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Ironically, the original DON Q novel did not feature Zorro; Fairbanks reworked the story into a vehicle for that character because he only possessed the rights to "The Curse of Captistrano," which was the story in which Zorro first appeared. See more »

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Don Cesar de Vega: My father always said, "When you are in the right, fight; when you are in the wrong, acknowledge it."
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Spoofed in Don Key (Son of Burro) (1926) See more »

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Jalousie
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Jacob Gade
English Lyrics by Vera Bloom
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Fairbanks Forever!
12 July 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

Like his father a generation before, a young Californian caballero must fight against treachery & evil in high places.

DON Q SON OF ZORRO was Douglas Fairbanks' rousing sequel to his previous hit film, THE MARK OF ZORRO (1920). Much more expansive & elaborate than the first film, Fairbanks shows what he's learned about producing silent swashbucklers in the intervening five years. Mixing history, spectacle & lots of action, Doug always gave his audience their money's worth.

By this point in his career, Fairbanks was the absolute master of the swashbuckler. Whether romancing a fair señorita, fighting off hordes of enemy swordsmen, or jumping all about the architecture, his infectious grin & superb athletic prowess never fail to charm the viewer. And here he gets to charm twice, playing both father & son very nicely.

Doug is given wonderful support from three excellent character actors: Warner Oland as a silly Austrian Archduke whose foolish behavior precipitates the movie's crisis; Jean Hersholt as a social climbing buffoon who gets more than he bargained for; and vile Donald Crisp (who also directed) as the villain who wants both Fairbanks' life & sweetheart.

Although given little to do, Mary Astor is still a lovely heroine worth the fighting of several duels.

But this remains Fairbanks' film. His powerful personality & spectacular stunts not only dominate the movie, but also have ensured him an unassailable niche in Hollywood history.


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