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Ghost of Zorro (1949)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 24 March 1949 (USA)
It's 1865 and the telegraph is heading west. George Crane, wanting to keep law and order out of his territory, is out to stop the construction. The engineer on the job is Ken Mason and he ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hank Kilgore
Gene Roth ...
George Crane (as Eugene Roth)
Agent Mulvaney - Ch. 3, 4
Paul Hobson - Ch. 6, 7
Steve Clark ...
Jonathan R. White - Ch. 1, 10
Mike Hodge - Henchman
Brace - Henchman
Alex Montoya ...
Yellow Hawk - Henchman
Fowler - Henchman
Doctor - Ch. 8
Freight Agent - Ch. 1, 4


It's 1865 and the telegraph is heading west. George Crane, wanting to keep law and order out of his territory, is out to stop the construction. The engineer on the job is Ken Mason and he is the grandson of Zorro. As Crane sends his men or Indians to stop the work, Mason repeatedly puts on the Zorro costume and rides to the rescue in this 12-chapter serial. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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Release Date:

24 March 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zorro im Wilden Westen  »

Box Office


$164,895 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


(12 episodes) | (shortened) | (part 1: 74'/ part 2: 77')

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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CHAPTER TITLES: 1. Bandit Territory; 2. Forged Orders; 3. Robber's Agent; 4. Victims of Vengeance; 5. Gun Trap; 6. Deadline at Midnight; 7. Tower of Disaster; 8. Mob Justice; 9. Money Lure; 10. Message of Death; 11. Runaway Stagecoach; 12.Trail of Blood. See more »


Chapter 10: Rita is seen outside, and when Zorro enters his cave, she is seen inside the cave with no shot of her entering. See more »


Hank Kilgore: [to Crane] The job's being handled by some eastern dude named Ken Mason. He'll be easy pickins.
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17 November 2004 | by (Hamilton OHIO) – See all my reviews

Much of the footage from Ghost of Zorro was taken from a previous Republic serial DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST (1943) starring Allen Lane and Kay Aldridge. Note the outfits of Clayton Moore and Pamela Blake in one scene where they are riding on a out of control stagecoach about to go over a cliff. They are identical to the outfits worn by Lane and Aldridge in a similar chapter ending. Also the name of the stageline shown on the coach is "Foster Stage Line" indicating it was the same stage used in the 1943 serial. Also in the first chapter, Miss Blake's construction crew is attacked by maurading Indians (Native Americans, for the politically correct readers!!!). She and the others are shown on an obvious indoor set rigged to look like it was shot outdoors. However the footage of Indians attacking came from the other serial. I wrote a detailed article using the actual pressbook copies from the Library of Congress for the first issue of the Classic Images film magazine. As to the quality of Ghost of Zorro, it was made at a time when Republic was using lots of stock footage in their serials and westerns trying to stave off the inevitable. The one benefit which came from its production was that it gave Clayton Moore the portrayal which helped him get the role of TV's Lone Ranger.

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