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Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Don Diego de la Vega / ... 82 episodes, 1957-1961
Gene Sheldon ...  Bernardo 82 episodes, 1957-1961
Henry Calvin ...  Sgt. Demetrio Lopez Garcia / ... 81 episodes, 1957-1961
...  Corp. Reyes / ... 52 episodes, 1957-1959
...  Don Alejandro de la Vega / ... 48 episodes, 1957-1961
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The only son of Don Alejandro returns to 1820s California to fight the corrupt local military. He plays the foppish dandy by day and the masked swordsman Zorro who slashes "Z"s everywhere by night. His horses (black and white) are Tornado and Phantom. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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10 October 1957 (USA)  »

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El Zorro  »

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$82,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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The Laurel and Hardy-like teaming of Henry Calvin and Gene Sheldon (Sergeant Garcia and Bernardo) was such a hit that when production on this show ceased, Disney held on to the pair (in case this series would resume) by using them in Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960) and Babes in Toyland (1961). See more »

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Garcia: [to Cpl. Reyes] The next time I want some idiot to guard a prisoner, I shall do it myself!
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Edited into The Sign of Zorro (1958) See more »

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Here's to a Soldier of the King
By Hazel George (as Gil George)
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Fantastic series
8 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This show was a real treat, both on ABC from 1957 to 1959, and on the Disney Channel, with its blend of adventure and comedy. Excellent cast!

I am sorry that the series did not film further episodes, because it was superb. I saw it as a kid in syndication in 1965-66, and then again in 2002 on the Disney Channel.

"Zorro" had to have been the "Batman" of the late 1950s. Indeed, in the comic version of "Batman" it is Zorro whom Bruce Wayne considers his role model. After living in Texas and the Southwest, I can appreciate the series even more. I just wish Disney would bring it back, and that someone would revive the series. It was so interesting!


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