See where the legend began.
|This swashbuckling remake of the silent classic stars Tyrone Power as the dashing masked avenger who single-handedly saves Los Angeles from Spanish despots. Don Diego Vega (Power) is summoned home from his elite training corps in Spain to California, where he finds his father deposed and the people living in tyranny. Disguised as Zorro, a sword-wielding mystery man dressed in black, he works to restore his father to power and return the tax money stolen by the villains (J. Edward Bromberg, Basil Rathbone). He even finds time to romance the ruling tyrant's beautiful niece (Linda Darnell).|
Editor's NotePosing as a foppish coward, Diego, a Spanish nobleman, fights injustice in colonial California. Upon his return from Spain, Diego realizes that Captain Pasquale is terrorizing the district and levying unreasonable taxes. Disguised as Zorro - a masked Robin Hood-like swashbuckler - the young Spaniard menaces the local authorities to the delight of all the peasants. In the meantime, posing as the inept fop, he is able to move through society without being suspected.
Cast & Crew
|J. Edward Bromberg|
|Alfred Newman, et. al. - Original Music By|
|Arthur Miller - Cinematographer|
|Darryl F. Zanuck - Executive Producer|
|John Taintor Foote, et. al. - Writer|
|Johnston McCulley - Based On Novel By|
|Robert Bischoff - Editor|
|Rouben Mamoulian - Director|
|Alfred Newman, Nominee, Best Music, Original Score|