Mark of Zorro (Silent)
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- NTSC Formatted (U.S.)
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Released: March 2, 2000
- Originally Released: 1920
- Label: Alpha Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Here, Doug has a ball playing dual roles, as hopeless fop Don Diego and as masked caballero Zorro, sworn enemy of all oppressors. When he isn't dueling with the evil Capt. Ramon (Robert McKim) or rescuing peasants, Don Diego/Zorro courts the lovely Lolita (Marguerite de la Motte) with bad magic tricks and worse manners. In the end, when Lolita's family is jailed, our hero throws off his masquerade, whips out his rapier, and wins the leading lady's hand.
Full of fun plot twists, secret passageways, and Fairbanks's signature arms-akimbo bravado, this silent classic (with restored sepia interiors) became the model for all the Errol Flynn-Tyrone Power swashbucklers to come. --Glenn Lovell
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 2 ratings.
One of the 'great' silents, and though the print suffers a little at times, this the the foundation for all 'swashbuckler' films, Fairbanks at his best. Directed by Fred Niblo.
Highly recommended... it's exciting... and the comedy bits with Fairbanks playing a limp-handed fop are great. If you're at all interested in Silent Film this is a must.