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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Spencer Gordon Bennet,
George J. Lewis,
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For a film that was made back in 1936, this is rather good. It's even more notable than the new Zorro film. First off, if you plan on seeing this, try to see the restored color version, it looks great, and is better than the old creaky black and white prints that have been around forever. This film has some great dialog and acting, and the story is very worthwhile. The restored original color version is available off of Republic video, only problem is that the words "Republic Pictures" are at the top of the screen the whole time.
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