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Zorro's Black Whip (1944)

Approved | | Western | 16 November 1944 (USA)
Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Meredith (The Black Whip)
Lucien Littlefield ...
'Tenpoint' Jackson
Francis McDonald ...
Dan Hammond
Hal Taliaferro ...
Henchman Baxter
John Merton ...
Henchman Ed Harris
Mr. Walsh (Banker) [Chs.1-3,10-12]
Tom Chatterton ...
Crescent City Councilman
Tom London ...
Commissioner James Bradley [Ch.1]
Jack Kirk ...
Jay Kirby ...
Randolph Meredith [Ch.1]
Si Jenks ...
Zeke Hayden [Chs. 6-7]
Stanley Price ...
Hedges, Hammond's Clerk-Henchman
Tom Steele ...
Henchman Ed [Chs. 1, 9, 12] / Rancher [Ch. 7]
Duke Green ...
Trail Heavy Evans [Chs. 1-2, 8] / Ranchhouse Heavy Brown [Ch. 9]


Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. Meredith's sister Barbara, expert with a bullwhip and pistol, dons a black costume and mask and becomes "The Black Whip", dealing a blow to Hammond and his gang each time they perform some heinous act in their efforts to keep the town, and their power over it, unchanged. Aided by government agent Vic Gordon, Barbara confronts Hammond in a final showdown just as the town votes on whether or not to accept statehood. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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MASK OF MYSTERY! Who is this daring figure who conquers villainy and evil with the crack of a blazing black whip! See more »




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Release Date:

16 November 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Rächer mit der Maske  »

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(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chapter three: at the mob scene at the marshal's office, a brick is thrown through the window, it travels at a downward curve, but yet it hits the marshal straight on. See more »


Chapter three: position of Harris changes as he is taken back to town by The Black Whip. See more »


Dan Hammond: She's the Black Whip!
Henchman Baxter: She couldn't be! The Black Whip has got to be a man! He's out-shot us, out-rode us, and out-fought us. He's stopped us at every turn!
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Edited into Six Gun Theater: Raiders of Old California (2015) See more »

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linda stirling as first female zorro
7 October 2007 | by (Hamilton OHIO) – See all my reviews

For someone who had dreams of being a college English teacher, Linda Stirling's reign as Republic Pictures Queen of Serials was indeed a detour. Reporting to work on the set of Zorro's Black Whip, she had trouble controlling her horse which nearly bowled over the set. She thought she had lost the job, but the studio asked her back because they appreciated her spunky spirit. She still continued to have trouble controlling the horse all through her career. She laughed about how the crew would have to come looking for her to find her sitting on the ground, with the horse grazing nearby. "They put makeup on my bruises and put me back on the horse again." Babe DeFreest of course did the majority of stuntwork for her in "Zorro's Black Whip." In comparison, she had to wear a skimpy leopard outfit in "The Tiger Woman" during the shooting in a cold January. That's why she seems to be gritting her teeth when she smiles. When "Zorro's Black Whip" was shot, it was in the hot summer months. The all black outfit she wore gave her a skin reaction which lasted for years. Such were the trials and tribulations of a movie serial actress.

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