Mark of Zorro, The*

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Mark of Zorro, The*

  • 1920 ----- b & w ----- 94 min ----- 16mm
  • (Directed by Fred Niblo, screenplay by Johnston McCulley, Douglas Fairbanks, based on the novel The Curse of Capistrano; with Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim, Noah Berry, Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell, George Periolat, Walt Whitman [?]. Douglas Fairbanks first, and most dashing, swashbuckler! In old Spanish California, the oppressive colonial government is opposed by Zorro, masked champion of the people, who appears out of nowhere with flashing sword and an athletic sense of humor, scarring the faces of evildoers with his Mark. Meanwhile, beautiful Lolita is courted by villainous Captain Ramon, rich but effete Don Diego. . . And dashing Zorro, who is never seen at the same time as Don Diego. As Zorro continues to evade pursuit, Ramon puts the damsel in distress. . . . (Deposited by the generosity of Intermediate School District 110) [This is a silent film and, in order to project it correctly, it must be shown at silent speed, ie. 18 fps] (Restricted to use at the Educational Media Collection only)
  • Topics: (Drama, Motion Pictures: Features, Motion Pictures: History)