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Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939)

Passed  -  Western  -  16 December 1939 (USA)
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The masked hero leads a fighting force to fight a villian who plots the conquest of The Republic of Mexico.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reed Hadley ...
Don Diego Vega / Zorro
Sheila Darcy ...
William Corson ...
Ramon
Leander De Cordova ...
Gov. Felipe
Edmund Cobb ...
Manuel Gonzalez
John Merton ...
Commandante Manuel [Ch. 1-9]
C. Montague Shaw ...
Chief Justice Pablo
Budd Buster ...
Juan
Carleton Young ...
Guy D'Ennery ...
Don Francisco [Ch. 1]
Paul Marion ...
Kala [Ch. 10-12] (as Paul Marian)
Joe Molina ...
Tarmac -Yaqui Chief
James Pierce ...
Henchnam Moreno (as Jim Pierce)
Helen Mitchel ...
Doña Maria
Curley Dresden ...
Henchman Tomás
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Storyline

It'a 1824 and Don Del Oro, a man completely hidden in a suit of armor, plans to become emperor of Mexico. Don Diego arrives and as the masked Zorro takes up the fight. He organizes the Legionnaires to fight Del Oro's henchmen and the Yaqui Indians. CHAP. 1, GOLDEN GOD: An explosion sends a landslide down on Zorro. CHAP. 2, FLAMING Z: Zorro is trapped in a building as it explodes. CHAP. 3, DESCENDING DOOM: Zorro is trapped in an elevator shaft with the car plummeting down at him. CHAP. 4, BRIDGE OF PERIL: Zorro is on a narrow suspension bridge when the suport ropes are cut. CHAP. 5, DECOY: Zorro is on a wagon that explodes. CHAP. 6, ZORRO TO THE RESCUE: Zorro is locked in a dungeon cell with a moving wall that is about to crush him. CHAP. 7, FUGITIVE: Zorro falls beneath a runaway stagecoach. CHAP. 8, FLOWING DEATH: Zorro is in a mine shaft when an avalanche of water is released. CHAP 9, GOLDEN ARROW: A man at close range shoots an arrow at the unsuspecting Don Diego. CHAP. 10, MYSTERY... Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

WHIPS CRACK! SWORDS FLASH! BULLETS FLY! (original print ad-all caps)

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

16 December 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zorros Rache  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

CHAPTER TITLES: 1. The Golden God; 2. The Flaming "Z"; 3. Descending Doom; 4. The Bridge of Peril; 5. The Decoy; 6. Zorro to the Rescue; 7. The Fugitive; 8. Flowing Death; 9. The Golden Arrow; 10. Mystery Wagon; 11. Face to Face; 12. Unmasked. See more »

Quotes

Don Diego Vega: What Diego can't do, Zorro can!
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Connections

Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Werewolf vs. Unicorn (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

We Ride!
Music by William Lava
Lyrics by Eddie Cherkose
Sung by Zorro's Legionaires over the credits and throughtout the serial.
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review of Zorros Fighting Legion.
7 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rank this the best of the Zorro chapterplays.The exciting musical score adds punch to an exciting screen play.There is an excellent supporting cast and mystery villain that will keep you guessing until the final chapter.Reed Hadley does a fine job as Don Diego and his alter ego Zorro.Last,but certainly not least,is the great directing team of Whitney and English.


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