Have you seen Zorro’s Black Whip (1944) The man who was the Black Whip was killed, and his sister took up the costume and became The Black Whip; Zorro was only mentioned in the title.I had a little hobby going of watching every Zorro movie made from the first Douglas Fairbanks through to the 70s.
The Mark of the Zorro 1940 is the last one I watched (although I have seen some from later).
The first story is pretty close to the Fairbanks movie--even the description of him as small of stature. It took a while to get used to Fairbanks as he reminded me of William Devane but his gymnastics can't be beat.
The sequel Don Q-Son of Zorro is very loosely connected to the first movie.
The Bold Caballero 1936 --it takes a while to get used to the guy playing him although when masked he gives a Batman kind of vibe and his mask is close to the first book illustration of him. It is also notable for the love interest guessing his identity--when the supposedly foppish Don Diego Vega saves her from a charging bull she immediately says: "wait a minute-you aren't a fop--what are you hiding?"
Zorro Rides Again 1937 - the serial -about his grandson---has an interesting portrait of Zorro on a wall - he looks more like Superman or Doc Savage with a mustache.
Zorro's Fighting Legion 1939 -- is the most superheroic of them--in fact this is what inspired Batman and Robin because Zorro has a legion of assistants and they dress similar to Robin (especially the modern Neal Adams-inspired costume with the black on the outside and the yellow on the inside).
There are too many Zorro movies to watch if one includes Mexico and Spain which made a lot. One I want to check out has Zorro in prison for 20 years like the 1998 movie but he is rescued by his daughters.
Excluding the tv version with Frank Langella which I may have seen first (or the Disney one), there's the Alain Delon version I have yet to see.
I watched Zorro the Gay Blade in a drive-in.
Villain: "I see your sword is as sharp as your tongue."
Zorro: "And yours as dull as your wit!"
Have you seen Zorro’s Black Whip (1944) The man who was the Black Whip was killed, and his sister took up the costume and became The Black Whip; Zorro was only mentioned in the title.
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