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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 ...
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:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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

This is the only serial in which Zorro's character has been presented authentically; often said to be a prequel to Zorro Rides Again (1937) because the main character of that serial was the original Zorro's descendant, it is, in fact, a completely original story featuring the actual Zorro character. See more »

Quotes

Manuel Gonzalez: Gentlemen, this is becoming ridiculous! The next thing you know, someone will be accusing you of being Zorro.
Don Diego Vega: Why, I believe I'd be flattered!
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Featured in Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996) 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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One of the best....
22 August 1999 | by (Huddersfield, England) – See all my reviews

My very favorite character in films, but in nearly all of them the character of Zorro has a small bit of cloth as a mask and if the villain`s can`t tell who is under that cloth then they are daft.

But in Reed Hadley`s "Zorro`s Fighting Legion" (serial 1939) the mask fills his whole face making it a real mystery as to who Zorro really is.

But anyway Zorro is one of the best character`s in films and to bring it up to date l think Anthony Hopkins in "The Mask of Zorro" (1998) is a delight.

My interest in films is vast, but l have a real liking for the serial`s of the 30s/40s....



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