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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 »
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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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:K-7 (DVD rating) (2005)

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Trivia:
Disney Studios provided very large ($80,000{per episode) budgets, but they did try to contain costs where it wouldn't show on the air. Frequently, directors shot portions of up to four episodes at the same time when the scenes used common sets. This sometimes caused problems for the actors, because they couldn't remember their "motivation" for the scenes being shot.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 »
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Soundtrack:
Here's to a Soldier of the KingSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
An all-time favorite of children's television, 17 March 1999
Author: Gilda Panvini (jilpanvini@aol.com) from Wappingers Falls, NY

It is 1820 and a ship approaches the coast of Spanish California with young Don Diego de la Vega returning to his father's hacienda in the pueblo of Los Angeles. Recalled home after 3 years at University in Spain, Diego learns from the Capitan that the trouble his father hinted at in his letters is due to the political oppression of the new Commandante, Capitan Monastario. Realizing that he cannot hope to fight the soldiers as himself, Diego decides that "if one cannot wear the skin of the lion, put on that of the fox." By day he will appear to be a lazy, bookish, pacifist dandy. By night he will don the black clothes, a cape, and a mask and become the "Friend of the People", El Zorro, the Fox.

Although "Zorro" aired in the early days of television in B&W, it retains a fresh, modern quality, especially in the colorized version. In one half-hour show we get plot, action, comedy, drama, music, and even Spanish dancing. Everything was done under the guidance of Walt Disney and director Norman Foster with attention to detail, high production values, and Spanish flavor. The cast was wonderful, especially Henry Calvin as Sgt. Garcia, Gene Sheldon as the "deaf"-mute servant, Bernardo, George L. Lewis as Don Alejandro, Don Diamond as Cpl. Reyes, and co-star Britt Lomond as the evil Capitan Monastario. The author and inventor of Zorro, Johnston McCulley felt that the pages of his books had come to life in this show. Guy Williams, in the dual role of Diego/Zorro will never be surpassed as either. He remains for a generation of Babyboomers the real Zorro.

"Zorro" airs nightly on the Disney Channel. The 78 episodes are shown alternately all in B&W and then again in the colorized version. Even today it remains my favorite program on television.

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