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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 ...
Landlord
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Hangman (as Chris King Martin)
Carlos De Valdez ...
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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The first Zorro film to feature sound and the first to be shot in color. See more »

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[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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The Pre-Tyrone Power Zorro
15 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The fact that this film predates the Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone Zorro makes it redeemable, but certainly not enjoyable. Hollywood was crying out for a Zorro that they could enjoy, and 'The Bold Caballero' was a testimony to this statement.


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