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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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Sig Ruman ...
Commandante Sebastian Golle (as Sig Rumann)
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The Priest
Robert Warwick ...
Governor Palma
Emily Fitzroy ...
Lady Isabella's chaperone
Charles Stevens ...
Captain Vargas
Walter Long ...
Guard
Ferdinand Munier ...
Landlord
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Hangman (as Chris King Martin)
Carlos De Valdez ...
The Alcalde (as Carlos de Valdez)
Soledad Jiménez ...
Indian woman (as Soledad Jiminez)
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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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This was Republic's first color feature although it would only utilize black-and-white prints for subsequent releases. See more »

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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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An entertaining "Zorro" with gorgeous color photography.
10 June 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Within the limits of a lesser budget and a less expansive script, Republic's first color film is by no means an unworthy rival to Fox's later and better-known "The Mark of Zorro". True, you can hardly compare Bob Livingston with Tyrone Power, Heather Angel with Linda Darnell, Emily Fitzroy with Gale Sondergaard or Chris-Pin Martin with Basil Rathbone. Nonetheless, Republic's players do the familiar story proud.

"The Bold Caballero" is ably directed with more than enough fencing, duelling and hair's-breath escapes for the fans, plus a bit of comedy, a couple of songs, and maybe just a mite too much of romance.


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