Around 1820 the son of a California nobleman comes home from Spain to find his native land under a villainous dictatorship. On the one hand he plays the useless fop, while on the other he is the masked avenger Zorro.Written by
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In the DC Comic continuity it is established that 'The Mark of Zorro' was the film that the young Bruce Wayne had seen with his parents at a movie theater, moments before they were killed in an armed thug. Ironically, Robert Lowery, who plays Rodrigo in this film, went on to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in the serial Batman and Robin (1949). See more »
The character "Captain Esteban Pasquale" uses the Italian spelling for his surname. The Spanish spelling is Pascual. See more »
This movie was directed by Rouben Mamoulian and this was basically the only action movie he directed and probably his best film, he made one more movie with Tyrone Power a year later called Blood And Sand and that was pretty bad. This is also one of Power's best movies and much better than Jesse James the year before. Their isn't much to the plot that you need to know like Power coming back from Spain and finding his father thrown out of power by a dictator and the people are starving. His father can't or won't do anything so Power decides to become Zorro. Basil Rathbone is the dictator's top bodyguard and a top swordsman. Linda Darnell is the dictator's daughter who winds up getting married to Power through an arranged marriage. This is much better then the remake in 98 called The Mask Of Zorro and a great movie.
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