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Zorro's Black Whip (1944)

Approved | | Western | 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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Vic Gordon
... Barbara Meredith - The Black Whip
... 'Tenpoint' Jackson
... Dan Hammond
... Baxter - Henchman
... Ed Harris - Henchman
... Mr. Walsh - Banker [Chs.1-3,10-12]
... Crescent City Councilman
... Commissioner James Bradley [Ch.1]
... Marshal Wetherby
... Randolph Meredith [Ch.1]
... Zeke Hayden [Chs. 6-7]
... Hedges - Hammond's Clerk-Henchman
... Ed - Henchman [Chs. 1, 9, 12] / Rancher [Ch. 7]
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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MASK OF MYSTERY! Who is this daring figure who conquers villainy and evil with the crack of a blazing black whip! See more »

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Western

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16 November 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Rächer mit der Maske  »

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(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The fact that Randolph Meredith has no bullet wounds on him when he returns to his sister's house to die is no mistake. Serials were heavily regulated in those days--filmmakers were not even allowed to use blood packs, which would have made the shooting scenes more realistic. See more »

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Chapter four: The number of gunshots at The Black Whip fired by Harris. See more »

Quotes

Henchman Baxter: It ain't so easy to stop a gold rush.
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Edited into Six Gun Theater: Texas Trouble Shooters (2015) See more »

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A Female Zorro
11 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This serial from Republic is one of a long line of Zorro epics. This one is different in that the the Zorro character is played by the lovely Linda Stirling and the hero by veteran character actor/villain George J Lewis. The chief baddies are played competently by Francis MacDonald and Hal Taliaferro (aka Wally Wales). Roy Barcroft must have been busy.

The second unit direction is handled by Yakima Canutt so you know that

you will be treated to the best stunt work the industry had to offer.

With the usual narrow escapes, rides to the rescue, fisticuffs and explosions, this serial is one of the better efforts from the Republic thrill factory.


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