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Zorro's Black Whip (1944)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 16 November 1944 (USA)
Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. ... See full summary »

Directors:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennet), Wallace Grissell

Writers:

Basil Dickey (screenplay), Jesse Duffy (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George J. Lewis ... Vic Gordon
Linda Stirling ... Barbara Meredith - The Black Whip
Lucien Littlefield ... 'Tenpoint' Jackson
Francis McDonald ... Dan Hammond
Hal Taliaferro ... Baxter - Henchman
John Merton ... Ed Harris - Henchman
John Hamilton ... Mr. Walsh - Banker [Chs.1-3,10-12]
Tom Chatterton ... Crescent City Councilman
Tom London ... Commissioner James Bradley [Ch.1]
Jack Kirk ... Marshal Wetherby
Jay Kirby ... Randolph Meredith [Ch.1]
Si Jenks ... Zeke Hayden [Chs. 6-7]
Stanley Price ... Hedges - Hammond's Clerk-Henchman
Tom Steele ... Ed - Henchman [Chs. 1, 9, 12] / Rancher [Ch. 7]
Duke Green Duke Green ... Evans - Trail Heavy [Chs. 1-2, 8] / Ranchhouse Heavy Brown [Ch. 9]
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Storyline

Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. Meredith's sister Barbara, expert with a bullwhip and pistol, dons a black costume and mask and becomes "The Black Whip", dealing a blow to Hammond and his gang each time they perform some heinous act in their efforts to keep the town, and their power over it, unchanged. Aided by government agent Vic Gordon, Barbara confronts Hammond in a final showdown just as the town votes on whether or not to accept statehood. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Taglines:

WHIP OF VICTORY! Wielded by an avenger who feared no man...and fought with the courage of the Fabulous Zorro, Champion of Justice! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Rächer mit der Maske See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Released in France in two parts: (1) Zorro le vengeur masqué, and (2) Zorro et la femme au masque noir. See more »

Goofs

Chapter three: position of Harris changes as he is taken back to town by The Black Whip. See more »

Quotes

Vic Gordon: Glad to know you, Zeke.
Zeke Hayden [Chs. 6-7]: That makes it unanimous!
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Edited into Six Gun Theater: Raiders of Old California (2015) See more »

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Zorro in Idaho?
6 April 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I have no idea how Zorro got to Idaho. Every Zorro fan knows that he never left California. That's not the only thing different about this film - Zorro is a woman! ¡Ay, caramba! Before television, you went to the theater to see "episodes" There were many serials during the 30's and 40's, with a brief revival in the 50's. Zorro was among them. Zorro Rides Again (1937) with John Carroll as the disguised, legendary 19th century title character, the 12-chapter Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939), this series, Zorro's Black Whip (1944), Son of Zorro (1947), and Ghost of Zorro (1949) with Clayton Moore in his first masked-western-hero role.

Linda Stirling, who plays The Black Whip, was a leading lady of the era and does a great job here in keeping alive the legend of Zorro, even if the setting is far from home.


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