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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
10 October 1957 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro. Full summary »
User Reviews:
Sincere, well-made B/W adventure; The Scarlet Pimpernel" of Spanish California See more (25 total) »

Cast

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Guy Williams ... Don Diego de la Vega / ... (82 episodes, 1957-1961)
Gene Sheldon ... Bernardo (82 episodes, 1957-1961)
Henry Calvin ... Sgt. Demetrio Lopez Garcia / ... (81 episodes, 1957-1961)
Don Diamond ... Corp. Reyes / ... (52 episodes, 1957-1959)
George J. Lewis ... Don Alejandro de la Vega / ... (48 episodes, 1957-1961)
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Series Directed by
Hollingsworth Morse (19 episodes, 1959)
Charles Barton (17 episodes, 1958-1959)
Norman Foster (14 episodes, 1957-1958)
William Witney (11 episodes, 1958-1960)
Charles Lamont (9 episodes, 1958-1959)
Lewis R. Foster (4 episodes, 1957)
John Meredyth Lucas (3 episodes, 1958)
Robert Stevenson (3 episodes, 1958)
Harmon Jones (2 episodes, 1959)
James Neilson (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Writing credits
Johnston McCulley (82 episodes, 1957-1961)
Bob Wehling (28 episodes, 1957-1961)
Lowell S. Hawley (24 episodes, 1957-1959)
N.B. Stone Jr. (9 episodes, 1958-1959)
John Meredyth Lucas (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
Robert Bloomfield (7 episodes, 1958-1959)
Norman Foster (6 episodes, 1957-1958)
Antony Ellis (2 episodes, 1957)
Jackson Gillis (2 episodes, 1957)
Lewis R. Foster (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Gene L. Coon (2 episodes, 1958)
Maurice Hill (2 episodes, 1959)

Series Produced by
Bill Anderson .... producer / associate producer (82 episodes, 1957-1961)
Louis Debney .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Original Music by
William Lava (80 episodes, 1957-1960)
Buddy Baker (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gordon Avil (78 episodes, 1957-1959)
Lucien Ballard (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Film Editing by
Cotton Warburton (38 episodes, 1957-1959)
Roy V. Livingston (25 episodes, 1957-1958)
Hugh Chaloupka (11 episodes, 1957-1958)
Robert Stafford (7 episodes, 1958-1961)
George Gale (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Edward Sampson (3 episodes, 1958)
Al Teeter (2 episodes, 1958)
Basil Wrangell (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Production Design by
Marvin Aubrey Davis (1 episode, 1957)
 
Series Art Direction by
Marvin Aubrey Davis (82 episodes, 1957-1961)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri (82 episodes, 1957-1961)
Hal Gausman (78 episodes, 1957-1959)
William Stevens (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Costume Design by
Chuck Keehne (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Pat McNalley .... makeup artist (82 episodes, 1957-1961)
Ruth Sandifer .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Production Management
Roy Wade .... unit manager (81 episodes, 1957-1961)
Russ Haverick .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russ Haverick .... assistant director (38 episodes, 1957-1959)
Vincent McEveety .... assistant director (19 episodes, 1957-1960)
Arthur J. Vitarelli .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1958)
Ron Miller .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1958-1959)
Joseph L. McEveety .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1958-1961)
A.W. Miller .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1959)
William F. Sheehan .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1958)
Robert G. Shannon .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound (82 episodes, 1957-1961)
 
Series Special Effects by
George E. Turner .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Peter Ellenshaw .... matte artist (29 episodes, 1957-1960)
Albert Whitlock .... matte artist (3 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Stunts
Phil Schumacher .... stunt double: Henry Calvin / stunt double: Jack Kruschen (11 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Calvin A. Maehl .... gaffer (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumer (82 episodes, 1957-1961)
 
Series Music Department
Tom Adair .... composer: additional music (12 episodes, 1958-1959)
Buddy Baker .... composer: additional music (7 episodes, 1958-1959)
George Bruns .... composer: additional music (7 episodes, 1958-1959)
Joseph Dubin .... composer: additional music (5 episodes, 1957-1959)
Hazel George .... composer: additional music (5 episodes, 1957-1959)
N.B. Stone Jr. .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 1959)
Richard M. Sherman .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 1961)
Robert B. Sherman .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Other crew
Fred Cavens .... fencing master (81 episodes, 1957-1961)
Louis Debney .... production coordinator (78 episodes, 1957-1959)
Lowell S. Hawley .... story editor (39 episodes, 1958-1959)
 

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Runtime:
30 min | 30 min (82 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:K-7 (DVD rating) (2005)

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Trivia:
During the two year lawsuit between Disney and ABC that halted the series production, the studio kept Guy Williams on full salary.See more »
Quotes:
Garcia:[to Cpl. Reyes] The next time I want some idiot to guard a prisoner, I shall do it myself!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Trust the Man (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sergeant GarciaSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Sincere, well-made B/W adventure; The Scarlet Pimpernel" of Spanish California, 30 October 2005
Author: silverscreen888

"Zorro" was a character created in the image of others of the 19th century who had worn a disguise, played a dual role, championed justice for people against those who would deprive them of it or rob them through excessive taxes and deny them justice under courts. Johnston McCulley's character returned home in 1820, after attending a university in Spain, to find the land being ruled by a tyrannical commandante. Instead of committing suicide through a premature rebellion, Don Diego instead masquerades as a foppish coward by day--like the Scarlet Pimpernel--and by night becomes El Zorro, the black-clad fox. He is no altruist; his purpose is to steal back what the tyrant's soldiers have stolen, to save those condemned falsely and to instill a spirit of revolution against their oppressor in his people. McCulley apparently liked the television version much better than the film that had starred Tyrone Power; I too prefer it to that film as author and actor, and to the later versions. Producer Norman Foster and Walt Disney labored to make the production, albeit an adventure series, a quality offering, much as the British "Robin Hood" of Hannah Weinstein became a classic for the same reasons. As Diego de la Vega, Guy Williams, actually Hispanic, was a charismatic, attractive and capable "B" leading man in the role of a lifetime; he had the capability of playing comedy as well as drama and was made to seem a superb fencer. Henry Calvin played the slow-witted but practical Sergeant Garcia, Gene Sheldon was his mute servant and helper Bernardo, who also played the banjo. George J. Lewis, also Hispanic, was attractive as Don Alejandro, Diego's father; the part of Captain Monastario was played with some power by Britt Lomond; many other semi-regulars populated the series including Don Diamond, Jan Arvan, Jolene Brand, Nestor Paiva, Romney Brent, John Litel, Vinton Hayworth, Eduard Franz and Eugenia Paul. Others often seen in the series included regular guests Suzanne Lloyd Charles Korvin, Carlos Romero, Jay Novello and Michael Pate. Directors for the series included Charles Lamont, Harmon Jones, William Witney, John Meredyth Lucas, Norman Foster, Lewis R. Foster, Hollingsworth Morse, Charles Barton and Robert Stevenson. Among sixteen writers who contributed to the series' several; formats were Gene L. Coon, Roy Edward Disney, Anthony Ellis, Jackson Gillis, Lewis R. Foster, Norman Foster and N. B. Stone, Jr. George Avil supplied good B/W cinematography; Production Designer was Marvin Aubrey Davis aided by Set Decoratos Hal Gausman and Emile Kuri; Chuck Keehne supplied the attractive period costumes. Fred Cavens performed the vital job of fencing master. The theme song became as famous as the series did. This same show might have been done as drama; but as an adventure with sincerity, emotional honesty and good production values, it would be hard to better. The series appeared only from 1957 to 1959.

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