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.
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
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This is the only film to accurately depict Zorro as wearing a mask which covers his entire face, as he appeared on the cover of the August 9th, 1919 issue of All-Story Weekly; the magazine which first introduced him in the five part story The Curse of Capistrano. All subsequent film and television depictions which leave Zorro's chin, and usually his entire mouth, exposed are variations of the design first created for Douglas Fairbanks in the film The Mark of Zorro (1920) See more »
Crowd of Indians:
Zorro... Zorro... Zorro...
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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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