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Don Ricardo Returns (1946)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Romance  |  5 November 1946 (USA)
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After being shanghaied in a plot to have him declared dead and take over his ranchero and other properties, Don Ricardo, disguised as a peon, returns to Old California, and begins the fight... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Fred Coby ...
Don Ricardo
Lita Baron ...
Dorothea (as Isabelita)
Paul Newlan ...
Lugo the Huge
Don Jose Luerra
Martin Garralaga ...
Miguel Porcarreno, Overseer
David Leonard ...
Padre Carlos
Claire Du Brey ...
Mama Teresa (as Claire DuBrey)
Michael Visaroff ...
Captain Martinez (as Michal Vizaroff)


After being shanghaied in a plot to have him declared dead and take over his ranchero and other properties, Don Ricardo, disguised as a peon, returns to Old California, and begins the fight to reclaim what is his. With the aid of his sweetheart, Dorthea, and the mission padres, Don Ricardo succeeds. Written by Les Adams <>

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5 November 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Volta de Don Ricardo  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This movie was filmed at two historic locations in the San Fernando Valley, the Andrés Pico Adobe (aka Romulo Pico Adobe), as seen in the opening of the film in Mission Hills, CA, and at the Mission San Fernando Rey de España, across the street in San Fernando, CA. See more »

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The Curse of El Stupido
12 April 2012 | by (The El Monte Legion Stadium) – See all my reviews

Producers Releasing Corporation made this very unintentionally humorous "Zorro" ripoff, supposedly based on a story by Johnston McCulley, author of Zorro. If McCulley did write the story he evidently never met a real Mexican let alone a Spaniard. The dialog in this, is spoken by a mostly non Latino cast in typical stilted Americano Spanglish. Every fifth or sixth word is an "authentic" word. The acting, if it can be called that, veers from wildly florid to nonsensical hilarity. The actress playing Dorothea, says her lines like she learned them while working the pickup window at her local Jack In the Box. The main nasty guy, Anthony Warde, screams every line like a commandant of a Nazi death camp. And, Fred Coby, who? is about as authentic a Spanish land owner as PRC could get. Yeah, sure. "Address me as Don Recardo, Dog Swine!" I wonder just what kind of animal that could possibly be? Perhaps, the ultimate question this thing asks might be, if Don Ricardo did indeed return, where did he go to begin with?

When this originally played on the bottom of a double bill many years ago, it is doubtful many in the audience paid much attention to it. Today,only insomniacs, reviewers in training and/or lovers of mindless drivel would watch. As Anthony Warde intoned in so heartfelt a manner, "Be gone, vermin!"

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