Zorro (1957–1959)

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Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.

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 Zorro / ... (82 episodes, 1957-1961)
Gene Sheldon ...
 Bernardo (82 episodes, 1957-1961)
Henry Calvin ...
 Sgt. Demetrio Lopez Garcia / ... (81 episodes, 1957-1961)
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 Corp. Reyes / ... (52 episodes, 1957-1959)
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 Don Alejandro de la Vega / ... (48 episodes, 1957-1961)
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The only son of Don Alejandro returns to 1820s California to fight the corrupt local military. He plays the foppish dandy by day and the masked swordsman Zorro who slashes "Z"s everywhere by night. His horses (black and white) are Tornado and Phantom. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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10 October 1957 (USA)  »

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In Los Angeles, Zorro's horse is named "Tornado". When the action shifts to Monterey, Zorro uses a different horse, "Phantom". See more »

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Garcia: [to Cpl. Reyes] The next time I want some idiot to guard a prisoner, I shall do it myself!
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Spoofed in Tad, the Lost Explorer (2012) See more »

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Theme from Zorro
Music by George Bruns
Lyrics by Norman Foster
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Two seasons and it's a cultural icon
17 May 2002 | by (MA) – See all my reviews

Zorro created for itself a place in history not purely on the mass hysteria of a generation of 8 year old baby boomers, but it's a quality show. It was ahead of itself in many ways, for the 50s family show at least: casting an Armand Catalino in the title role (yeah, Guy Williams, though you probably didn't know it); having a tendency to be a squirmingly gory (the list is long); using oft time complicated plots (like the 20+ episode Eagle plot); and something that is still fascinating to watch till today, a unique glimpse of a different side of California- it's history. As a native San Diegan, I appreciate that, and having grown up watching the show on Disney channel (you're looking at a generation X-er) it's amazing to find that it still captivates you from episode to episode. There's depth and content in it and the swashbuckling swordfighting, debonair flash will keep anyone captivated for long enough. That's what made it what it is... plus that Z. Swish, swish, swish!


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