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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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Inez Quintero
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Don Luis Quintero
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Isabella Vega (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
Tom Lacy ...
Fray Felipe
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Sgt. Gonzales
Jay Hammer ...
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John Rose ...
Rodrigo
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Dockworker
Alfonso Tafoya ...
Don Miguel
Inez Perez ...
Maria
Frank Soto ...
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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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29 October 1974 (USA)  »

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A Marca do Zorro  »

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Filming southwest of Tucson, Arizona included location shots at San Xavier del Bac Mission. See more »

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Captain Esteban: [as Zorro is unmasked] So... inside the peacock... we find a hawk.
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Version of Zorro and Son (1983) See more »

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Delightful, very sensual take on the Zorro legend...Frank Langella is unforgettable.
28 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this TV film for years and would really like to see it again. I think I fell in love with Frank Langella because of it - OK, OK, so I was much younger and more impressionable at the time but, well, he was beguiling. As suggested in one or two other commentaries on this, I felt it was as effective a version, if not even a tad better than the 1940 one - perhaps because of both the eponymous hero's sexual magnetism and the charming, intelligent and spirited Anne Archer's Teresa. From what I remember, the film was to a large extent faithful to Tyrone Power's vehicle, and added a J-ne-sais-quoi to it.

Dashing as Power undoubtedly was, to my taste Langella's rich chocolatey voice, commanding height and seductive gaze made this viewer long to be the object of his affections. I admit it, I'm shamefacedly still a bit in love with the character!


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