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Writers:
John Taintor Foote (screenplay)
Garrett Fort (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
8 November 1940 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Ride With Zorro . . . The Dashing Don Of California's Most Adventurous Era ! See more »
Plot:
A young aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
an exciting swashbuckler--every bit as grand as the films of Errol Flynn See more (78 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tyrone Power ... Diego

Linda Darnell ... Lolita Quintero

Basil Rathbone ... Capt. Esteban Pasquale

Gale Sondergaard ... Inez Quintero

Eugene Pallette ... Fray Felipe

J. Edward Bromberg ... Don Luis Quintero

Montagu Love ... Don Alejandro Vega

Janet Beecher ... Senora Isabella Vega

George Regas ... Sgt. Gonzales
Chris-Pin Martin ... Turnkey

Robert Lowery ... Rodrigo

Belle Mitchell ... Maria
John Bleifer ... Pedro

Frank Puglia ... Propietor
Eugene Borden ... Officer of the Day

Pedro de Cordoba ... Don Miguel

Guy D'Ennery ... Don Jose
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stanley Andrews ... Commanding Officer (uncredited)

Fortunio Bonanova ... Sentry (uncredited)

Ralph Byrd ... Student / Officer (uncredited)
Robert Cauterio ... Manuel (uncredited)
Bob Cautiero ... Groom (uncredited)
Robert Conway ... (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Caballero (uncredited)

Franco Corsaro ... Orderly (uncredited)
Andre Cuyas ... Servant (uncredited)

Jean Del Val ... Sentry (uncredited)
Joseph DeVillard ... Sentry (uncredited)
Art Dupuis ... Soldier (uncredited)
William Edmunds ... Peón Selling Cocks (uncredited)
George Ghermanoff ... Servant (uncredited)
Victor Kilian ... Boatman (uncredited)

Fred Malatesta ... Sentry (uncredited)
Francisco Marán ... Officer (uncredited)
Francisco Moreno ... Peon (uncredited)

Ted North ... (uncredited)
Hector V. Sarno ... Moreno (uncredited)
George Sorel ... Caballero (uncredited)

Charles Stevens ... José (uncredited)
Rafael Storm ... Diego's Manservant (uncredited)

Paul Sutton ... Morales (uncredited)
Lucio Villegas ... Caballero (uncredited)

Harry Worth ... Caballero (uncredited)
Frank Yaconelli ... Don Alejandro's Servant (uncredited)

Directed by
Rouben Mamoulian 
 
Writing credits
John Taintor Foote (screenplay)

Garrett Fort (adaptation) and
Bess Meredyth (adaptation)

Johnston McCulley (story "The Curse of Capistrano")

Produced by
Raymond Griffith .... associate producer (uncredited)
Darryl F. Zanuck .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Alfred Newman 
David Buttolph (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Arthur C. Miller (director of photography) (as Arthur Miller)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Bischoff 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Joseph C. Wright 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (costumes)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sid Bowen .... assistant director (uncredited)
Lynn Shores .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Stunts
Rex Rossi .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Albert Cavens .... fencing double: Tyrone Power (uncredited)
Fred Cavens .... choreographer: duel (uncredited)
Ernesto A. Romero .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
94 min | Portugal:90 min (censored version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Finland:K-7 (TV rating) (2014) | Germany:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (passed with cuts) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #6597)

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Trivia:
Basil Rathbone, being a well known fencer in his own right, was asked how well Tyrone Power did in their scenes in which stunt doubles were not used. Rathbone responded, "Tyrone Power could fence Errol Flynn into a cocked hat!"See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Diego dines with the Quinteros, Inez asks him to show them "the new dance steps." He and Lolita then dance together, but somehow the sheltered young Lolita knows the dance perfectly. This doesn't make sense if it contains "new dance steps" that even society-mad Inez doesn't know.See more »
Quotes:
Fray Felipe:To think that the boy that I helped to raise, the boy that I taught to hold a firm wrist behind a true point, has turned into a puppy! Bah!
Don Diego Vega:Well,! Tsk, tsk, tsk! How vexatious!
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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
an exciting swashbuckler--every bit as grand as the films of Errol Flynn, 2 March 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I loved this film. In fact, because I loved this movie so much, I think it spoiled me for later versions of the Zorro story. Guy Madison and Antonio Banderas just CAN'T be Zorro, as I'll forever see him in the form of Tyrone Power. He is just wonderful--playing the role with a lot of gusto but a little less bravura than Errol Flynn would have done in the same role--and it works very well. This, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION and THE BLACK SWAN are the three absolute best films Power ever made. See them all and then you'll appreciate his work. Apart from Power, the film features a wonderful supporting cast, brisk pacing and a lavish (for Fox) budget.

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