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The Bold Caballero (1936)

The Commandant is making life rough for the colonials in Spanish California. While trying to help, Zorro is charged with the murder of the new Governor, but in the end he triumphs over the evil Commandant.

Director:

Wells Root

Writers:

Wells Root (original screenplay), Johnston McCulley (idea)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Livingston ... Don Diego Vega / Zorro
Heather Angel ... Lady Isabella Palma
Sig Ruman ... Commandante Sebastian Golle (as Sig Rumann)
Ian Wolfe ... The Priest
Robert Warwick ... Governor Palma
Emily Fitzroy ... Lady Isabella's Chaperone
Charles Stevens ... Captain Vargas
Walter Long ... Guard
Ferdinand Munier ... Landlord
Chris-Pin Martin ... Hangman (as Chris King Martin)
Carlos De Valdez Carlos De Valdez ... The Alcalde (as Carlos de Valdez)
Soledad Jiménez ... Indian Woman (as Soledad Jiminez)
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Storyline

Don Diego is fighting for the peons against the Commandante. Shortly after the Governor and his daughter Isabella arrive, the Governor is killed and marked with a Z. When Don Diego's identity as Zorro is revealed to Isabella, she has the Commandante arrest him as the killer. But he convinces her the Commandante was the killer as the Z was backwards. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Filmed Entirely in Natural Color! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Marca de Zorro See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Magnacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Republic's first color feature although it would only utilize black-and-white prints for subsequent releases. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Crowd of Indians: Zorro... Zorro... Zorro...
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Alternate Versions

The U-rated UK release of this film was cut by 2 seconds by the BBFC. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Experience: The Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

La Paloma
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Music by Sebastián Yradier
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nice relic, enjoyable
21 August 1999 | by chipeSee all my reviews

Enjoyable. Creaks, shows it age. Primitive in many ways, but nice bantering and humor between Livingston, the girl and the evil commandant. Sometimes I found the dialogue and acting stilted and silly, other times quite amusing................This film should interest Zorro fans for comparisons with other versions of the story -- here the girl plays a major role (her father is killed early in the story, and she inherits his position as governor of the province), Zorro's father/family are not even mentioned, and it is the Indians who are oppressed (in other versions I think it was the Hispanic peasants and others being oppressed).


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