In 1858 France, Emperor Louis Napoleon sends Captain Renault of the Royal Dragoons, Minister La Roche and Major Nicolet to Normandy in search of the members of a group of rebels. A Masked ... See full summary »
The daughter of Sir Donovan is believed dead with her mother and other relatives in a plane crash in the African jungle. Fifteen years later, vague reports arrive in Europe that a Kenyan tribe has elected a white woman as their queen, Tarzana (meaning 'strange woman' in Bantu), and Sir Donovan wants to believe she is his daughter.
Two lesbians commit murder and robbery and escape to a nearby island. The hotel owner falls in love with one of them and leaves his girlfriend. In the meanwhile, his brother who happens to ... See full summary »
Disposable Italian-made adventure of the popular swashbuckling hero which actually plays like a Spaghetti Western (these were all the rage at the time) not, in itself, a bad thing but the treatment is strictly uninspired! For what it's worth, bland (and blonde) leading man Giorgio Ardisson had already played the character in THE MASQUED CONQUEROR aka ZORRO AT THE Spanish COURT (1962); the heroine, then, is played by Femi Benussi (though she's given very little to do) and the villain by Giacomo Rossi-Stuart.
The tone is typically light-hearted but the comic relief supplied by Sergeant Gomez (this must have looked at the Disney TV series for inspiration rather than the 1940 Hollywood classic!) and a couple of peones, one of whom is perennially coming up with crackpot idioms to make a point, who always seem to get in the way somehow! For once, rather than have the common people rise up against the tyrants, here it's the noblemen targeted by the ambitious Rossi-Stuart and the Alcalde of a neighboring town, who join Zorro in the good cause; with this in mind, the climax is O.K. as a multitude of Zorros appear on the scene to confuse the villains. If anything, the swordfights throughout are handled with reasonable energy though it all ends on an extremely silly note with Zorro's pet carrier pigeon promising us further exploits of the Californian avenger (which, needless to say, never came to pass, at least in this company)!
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