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Danish composer Jacob Gade's internationally famous piece "Tango Jalousi" was composed for the Danish gala premiere of this film, which took place 14 September 1925 in Palads Teatret, Copenhagen. See more »
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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The Fairbanks action-adventure formula at its most streamlined
After his artsy fantasy "The Thief of Baghdad" freaked everyone out, Doug got back to basics with this sequel to his first swashbuckler, "The Mark of Zorro" -- and concocted a meticulously designed, take-no-chances star vehicle. The sets, cast, and screenplay are all impressive but, as always, it's the Fairbanks persona -- an odd combination of pragmatist and dreamer, magician and acrobat, lover and fighter, rogue and moralist -- and his endless bag of tricks, gags, and stunts that sets the film apart from, not only 1920s action spectacles, but those of his successors: Jackie Chan, James Bond, and Indiana Jones.
Of his later pictures, perhaps only "The Gaucho" tops this one for sheer excellence in filmmaking.
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