Mark Of Zorro

Mark Of Zorro

Douglas Fairbanks
Director: Fred Niblo Cast: Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
, Noah Beery Sr.
Noah Beery Sr.
, Charles Belcher
Charles Belcher
Fred Niblo

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Overview

Johnston MacCulley's 1913 adventure yarn The Curse of Capistrano was given its first filmization in Douglas Fairbanks' 1920 The Mark of Zorro. Fairbanks plays the outwardly foppish Don Diego de la Vega, the son of wealthy Spanish Californian rancher. In reality, Don Diego is the dashed masked-and-caped Zorro, who wages a one-man war to rescue his fellow citizens from the tyranny Captain Juan Ramon (Robert McKim). The lovely Lolita (Marguerite de la Motte) despises the namby-pamby Don Diego, but loves the devil-may-care Zorro, never dreaming (until the end, of course) that the two men are one. In turn, Lolita is loved by Captain Ramon, who is as ruthless in his domestic dealings as he is in his political weight-throwing. Noah Beery Sr. plays Sgt. Garcia, a buffoonish minion of Ramon's who eventually casts his lot with Zorro--after being bested time and again by the hero's swordplay. Best scene: Zorro insouciantly challenging Ramon's soldiers to capture him while he wines and dines at a local cantina. At the time he made Mark of Zorro, Fairbanks was best known for his peppy contemporary comedies. He hoped that Zorro would be an interesting temporary change of pace for him, never dreaming that the film's popularity would lock him into the swashbuckling mode for the rest of the silent career. In 1925, Fairbanks starred in a sequel, Don Q, Son of Zorro; the original film has, of course, been remade many times since 1920.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827144228
Original Release: 1920
Source: Reel Vault
Sound: [silent]
Sales rank: 43,346

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Douglas Fairbanks Don Diego Vega/Zorro
Noah Beery Sgt. Pedro Gonzalez
Charles Belcher Actor
Milton Berle Actor
Gilbert Clayton Actor
Sidney de Grey Don Alejandro
Snitz Edwards Actor
Albert MacQuarrie Actor
Noah Beery Actor
Marguerite de la Motte Lolita
Tote Du Crow Bernardo
Charles Hill Mailes Don Carlos Pulido
Claire McDowell Dona Catalina, his wife
Robert McKim Capt. Juan Ramon
George Periolat Gov. Alvarado
Charles Stevens Peon
Walt Whitman & the Soul Children Father Felipe

Technical Credits
Fred Niblo Director
Douglas Fairbanks Producer,Screenwriter
Edward M. Langley Art Director
William McGann Cinematographer
Harry Thorpe Cinematographer

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