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Zorro Rides Again (1937)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 20 November 1937 (USA)
The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden.... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Helen Christian ...
Don Manuel Vega [Ch. 1] (as Nigel de Brulier)
Trellinger - Henchman (as Robert Kortman)
Carter - Henchman
Manning - Henchman
Larkin - Henchman [Chs. 2-3]
Carmelita [Chs. 1, 9]
O'Shea [Ch. 1]
O'Brien [Ch. 10]
Jerry Frank ...
Duncan - Pilot


The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden. Manuel Vega, aged co-owner, calls in the aid of his nephew James, great-grandson of the original Zorro. Alas, James seems more adept at golf than derring-do; but after he arrives, Zorro rides again! Can one black-clad man on horseback defeat a gang supplied with airplanes and machine guns? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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ZORRO - Crack shot, super swordsman...known to few, his iron hand is felt by all who dare defy the law! (original print ad)


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Release Date:

20 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Volta do Zorro  »


Box Office


$110,753 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


(12 episodes) | (part 1: 92'/part 2: 78')

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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CHAPTER TITLES: 1. Death from the Sky; 2. The Fatal Minute; 3. Juggernaut; 5. Sky Pirates; 6. The Fatal Shot; 7. Burning Embers; 8. Plunge of Peril; 9. Tunnel of Terror; 10. Trapped; 11. Right of Way; 12. Retribution. See more »


Chapter nine: Zorro boards the train and warns Philip and Joyce the tunnel has been mined and goes to warn the engineer. On top of the boxcars(close up)he is struggling to keep his balance. (Long shot) he is running with no difficulty. See more »


Don Manuel Vega [Ch. 1]: I will be eternally indebted to you, Senor. Who are you?
James Vega: You may call me... Zorro.
Joyce Andrews: Zorro? But Zorro...
James Vega: Yes, senorita, Zorro has been dead these many years - but the spirit of Zorro will never die.
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Written by Walter Hirsch, Lou Handman
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one of the best '30s serials from republic pictures
9 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this serial on TV in the 1950s in New York. It was my first exposure to the "anachronistic westerns" that republic pictures produced at that time. Six Guns, railroads, airplanes horses,gunfights,a machine gun and automobiles; what a combination in a western serial. One would probably have thought seeing this and other republic features made along these lines that people walked around with six guns like the old west in modern times living in California. This formula however in my opinion worked very well. Republic's music scores of that time were wonderful with basically the same themes used in this and other films of 1937. The casting was fine for this serial. John Caroll made a wonder modern Zorro. In a change of pace, Richard Alexander, the unselfish prince Barin of Flash Gordon,1936, makes a marvelous villain as the character, El Lobo (Brad Dace). Kudos to the rest of the cast especially Duncan Renaldo. There is no question that the production company knew how to put together a rousing actioneer of all the components I mentioned above. The closest of films that we see today that even approach the mood and mystique of this serial would probably be the Star Wars epics. This is one of my favorite serials because it has "entertainment value"; one to pop on a vcr to enjoy and relax more than "once a year".

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