The Mark of Zorro

The Mark of Zorro

Don McDougall (1974)

78min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Johnston McCulley's comic-strip hero has enthralled a new generation of film-goers since Antonio Banderas stepped into the role in 1998's The Mask of Zorro. This TV movie is the third film to bear the title The Mark of Zorro, but it pales beside the 1920 silent version starring Douglas Fairbanks and the 1940 remake with Tyrone Power. Nevertheless, Frank Langella parries and thrusts to good effect as the masked avenger, Ricardo Montalban is great fun to watch as his adversary, and veterans Gilbert Roland and Yvonne De Carlo ham it up a treat. Sadly, a young Anne Archer does little but look demure.

Summary

A 19th-century nobleman returns to his Californian home to find the local people cowed by the tyranny of a cruel military officer. Adopting the guise of a masked hero, he fights oppression wherever he finds it, while posing as a foppish aristocrat in his day-to-day life to divert suspicion. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Frank Langella, Ricardo Montalban, Gilbert Roland and Yvonne De Carlo.

Cast & Crew

Don Diego / Zorro Frank Langella
Captain Esteban Ricardo Montalban
Don Alejandro Vega Gilbert Roland
Isabella Vega Yvonne De Carlo
Inez Quintero Louise Sorel
Don Luis Quintero Robert Middleton
Teresa Anne Archer
Fray Felipe Tom Lacy
Sergeant Gonzales Jorge Cervera Jr
Duenna Maria Inez Perez
Director Don McDougall
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Language: EnglishColour
Drama