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The Mark of the Renegade (1951)

Set in 19th century California Marcos Zappa goes undercover as a pirate to expose the crooked Don Pedro Garcia.

Director:

Hugo Fregonese

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Johnston McCulley (based on novel "Mark of Zorro"), Robert Hardy Andrews (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Montalban ... Marcos Zappa
Cyd Charisse ... Manuella de Vasquez
J. Carrol Naish ... Luis
Gilbert Roland ... Don Pedro Garcia
Andrea King ... Anita Gonzales
George Tobias ... Captain Bardoso
Antonio Moreno ... Jose De Vasquez
Georgia Backus ... Duenna Concepcion
Robert Warwick ... Colonel Vega
Armando Silvestre ... Miguel De Gandara
Bridget Carr ... Rosa
Alberto Morin ... Captain Cervera
Renzo Cesana Renzo Cesana ... Father Juan
Robert Cornthwaite ... Innkeeper
Edward C. Rios Edward C. Rios ... Paco
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Storyline

In 1825 Marcos Zappa is blackmailed by Don Pedro Garcia, whose ambition is to be emperor of California. Garcia schemes to have Marcos seduce and marry Manuella, the daughter of his rival, Jose De Marquez. Manuella, who is already engaged to be married to Miguel De Gandara, is attracted to Marcos but not sure if she should trust him. Written by dinamts

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1952 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Zeichen des Verräters See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Ricardo Montalban first appears in this movie bare-chested. He later has two more bare-chest scenes. See more »

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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Lame adventure, lots of strange undertones
4 September 2004 | by dcole-2See all my reviews

As a swashbuckler, this is fairly lame. The whole thing is never believable, with an air of lightness that just about always says "can you believe this????" The script makes absolutely no sense. But Montalban is charming in the lead and I'm always grateful to see Gilbert Roland and J. Carrol Naish at work. But what's really odd about this movie are the homo-erotic undertones. Montalban frequently has his shirt off -- more often around men than women. There's more sexual tension between Montalban and Gilbert Roland than there is between him and Cyd Charisse. The men are always trying to top one another -- and they seem more hurt by betrayal than the women. Add in all the pointy objects they keep poking at one another... well, I don't want to make too big a deal about it, but it is odd.


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