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The Bold Caballero (1936)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1 December 1936 (USA)
The Commandant is making life rough for the colonials in Spanish California. While trying to help, Zorro is charged with the murder of the new Governor, but in the end he triumphs over the evil Commandant.

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Commandante Sebastian Golle (as Sig Rumann)
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The Priest
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Governor Palma
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Lady Isabella's chaperone
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Captain Vargas
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Guard
Ferdinand Munier ...
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Chris-Pin Martin ...
Hangman (as Chris King Martin)
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The Alcalde (as Carlos de Valdez)
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Indian woman (as Soledad Jiminez)
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Storyline

Don Diego is fighting for the peons against the Commandante. Shortly after the Governor and his daughter Isabella arrive, the Governor is killed and marked with a Z. When Don Diego's identity as Zorro is revealed to Isabella, she has the Commandante arrest him as the killer. But he convinces her the Commandante was the killer as the Z was backwards. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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FOR LOVE - AND FOR FREEDOM!... his battle cry.


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1 December 1936 (USA)  »

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A Marca de Zorro  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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This was Republic's first color feature although it would only utilize black-and-white prints for subsequent releases. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Crowd of Indians: Zorro... Zorro... Zorro...
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Referenced in American Experience: The Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996) See more »

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La Paloma
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Music by Sebastián Yradier
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nice relic, enjoyable
21 August 1999 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable. Creaks, shows it age. Primitive in many ways, but nice bantering and humor between Livingston, the girl and the evil commandant. Sometimes I found the dialogue and acting stilted and silly, other times quite amusing................This film should interest Zorro fans for comparisons with other versions of the story -- here the girl plays a major role (her father is killed early in the story, and she inherits his position as governor of the province), Zorro's father/family are not even mentioned, and it is the Indians who are oppressed (in other versions I think it was the Hispanic peasants and others being oppressed).


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