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The Mark of Zorro (1974)

In the 1840s, the foppish Don Diego de la Vega returns from Spain to his family in California to find that his father has been replaced as ruler of the region by the cruel Don Luis Quintero... See full summary »

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Don Alejandro Vega
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Isabella Vega (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
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Don Miguel
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In the 1840s, the foppish Don Diego de la Vega returns from Spain to his family in California to find that his father has been replaced as ruler of the region by the cruel Don Luis Quintero. Despite being a skilled swordsman, Diego downplays his skills in front of the evil Captain Esteban and shows himself to be rather a clown in front of his family. However, Diego secretly picks up the sword of justice as the masked hero Zorro and fights to return justice to the region and his people. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A Marca do Zorro  »

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This was a "backdoor pilot" for a proposed revival of the Zorro series on which ABC-TV declined to pick up the option. See more »

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Don Diego/Zorro: Why is it that the scoundrels of the world are always remembered and the well-bred men completely forgotten?
Theresa: Perhaps it's because there is nothing particularly memorable about scented bathtubs.
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Version of The Mask of Zorro (1998) See more »

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17 May 1999 | by (Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on TV recently. The Daily Mail had listed it as one to miss, but I'm glad I taped it. I had previously seen the new version with Anthony Hopkins, and this one compares quite favourably with it. Gilbert Roland is fantastic playing both the role of Don Diego, where he puts on an air of bored arrogance. This contrasts brilliantly with his role of Zorro when he dresses up with the mask. The action is more than first rate: it is sublime. It doesn't rely on special effects, but on acting and style. Probably the best TV movie I have ever seen...


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