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The Mark of Zorro (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Western | Action | Adventure  -  29 October 1974 (USA)
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The swishing fop Don Diego de la Vega becomes the swashbuckling masked hero Zorro when tyranny threatens his people in nineteenth-century California.

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The swishing fop Don Diego de la Vega becomes the swashbuckling masked hero Zorro when tyranny threatens his people in nineteenth-century California. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A Marca do Zorro  »

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Reuses Alfred Newman's musical score for The Mark of Zorro (1940). See more »

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Theresa: [shuts door as uncle leaves, turns and sees Diego there] You?
Don Diego/Zorro: Yes.
Theresa: How... how did you get here?
Don Diego/Zorro: Well, a man can do many things if he must.
Theresa: [gasps and smiles] I must be dreaming, you are Zorro!
Don Diego/Zorro: [puts finger to lips] I'm sorry I had to decieve you tonight but to accomplish what I must I had to decieve many people.
Theresa: And I suppose you came to tell me that asking for my hand was merely part of the game?
Don Diego/Zorro: Oh no. It is the one real thing in the whole masquerade.
[they kiss]
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Worthy TV adaptation of this dashing swashbuckler!
15 February 1999 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

Frank Langella makes you forget both Tyrone & Fairbanks - his Zorro is quieter, more serious, more sensual, whereas the other two played the role for laughs at times. And Langella's take on Don Diego the fop is not as effeminate or funny, more like lazy and yawning. And his eyes are very expressive and always moving.

Ricardo Montalban does pretty well as the villain, but can't compete against Basil Rathbone (1940). But the winsome, young Anne Archer is a big improvement over stiff Linda Darnell. Nice to see the still-fit, silent star Gilbert Roland as Zorro's dad.

The dialogue and script of this is very similar to the 1940 version, and it uses the same stirring theme and soundtrack composed by Alfred Newman.

You can catch this version on TV sometimes -- it's worth videotaping.


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