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Ghost of Zorro (1949)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 24 March 1949 (USA)
It's 1865 and the telegraph is heading west. George Crane, wanting to keep law and order out of his territory, is out to stop the construction. The engineer on the job is Ken Mason and he ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred C. Brannon

Writers:

Royal K. Cole (as Royal Cole), William Lively | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clayton Moore ... Ken Mason
Pamela Blake ... Rita White
Roy Barcroft ... Hank Kilgore
George J. Lewis ... Moccasin
Gene Roth ... George Crane (as Eugene Roth)
John Crawford ... Mulvaney - Ch. 3, 4
I. Stanford Jolley ... Paul Hobson - Ch. 6, 7
Steve Clark ... Jonathan R. White - Ch. 1, 10
Steve Darrell ... Ben Simpson - Ch. 8
Dale Van Sickel ... Mike Hodge
Tom Steele ... Brace
Alex Montoya Alex Montoya ... Yellow Hawk
Marshall Reed ... Fowler
Frank O'Connor ... Doctor - Ch. 8
Jack O'Shea ... Freight Agent - Ch. 1, 4
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Storyline

It's 1865 and the telegraph is heading west. George Crane, wanting to keep law and order out of his territory, is out to stop the construction. The engineer on the job is Ken Mason and he is the grandson of Zorro. As Crane sends his men or Indians to stop the work, Mason repeatedly puts on the Zorro costume and rides to the rescue in this 12-chapter serial. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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NEVER SUCH COURAGE NEVER SUCH DARING NEVER SUCH RIDING NEVER SUCH THRILLS See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zorro im Wilden Westen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$164,895 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes) | (shortened) | (part 1: 74'/ part 2: 77')

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The budget (expected cost) of the serial (production #1702) was $165,086 and the film-negative cost came in at $164,895 for a net-under budget of $91.00. See more »

Goofs

Chapter 10: Rita is seen outside, and when Zorro enters his cave, she is seen inside the cave with no shot of her entering. See more »

Quotes

Hank Kilgore: [to Crane] The job's being handled by some eastern dude named Ken Mason. He'll be easy pickins.
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Connections

Featured in Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004) See more »

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Fair serial - routine except for Clayton Moore
26 May 2002 | by miyamotoSee all my reviews

The standard plot and acting are acceptable but the fight scenes lack the excitement of the earlier Republic serials because they are not under-cranked. Even the runaway coach scenes (the same shot repeated twice in the same serial for two different chases) are relatively unexciting. The shooting angles don't provide a sense of motion. Just look at the Lone Ranger serial by Republic and compare the riding scenes in the earlier serial to this one.

Best thing about the serial is George J. Lewis, playing a good guy.


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