The Mark of Zorro Movie Review 1940

Information and Film Reviews for The Mark of Zorro the Movie

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The dashing Power swashbuckles his way through this wonderfully acted and directed romp. He plays the foppish son of a 19th-century California aristocrat who is secretly the masked avenger of the oppressed peons. Bromberg plays the wicked governor, with the beautiful niece (Darnell) beloved by Power, and Rathbone is supremely evil as his cruel minion. Lots of swordplay with a particularly exciting duel to the death between Rathbone and Power. Based on the novel "The Curse of Capistrano" by Johnston McCulley. Remake of the 1921 silent film and followed by a number of other Zorro incarnations.


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Available on VHS
Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mistaken Identity, Swashbucklers, Period Piece: 19th Century, Zorro
John Taintor Foote
Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard, Eugene Pallette, J. Edward Bromberg, Montagu Love, Janet Beecher
Arthur C. Miller
Rouben Mamoulian
Alfred Newman
20th Century-Fox, Raymond Griffith

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