The Mark of Zorro
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This is perhaps the best of the many Zorro films as Tyrone Power gives an outstanding performance as the alternately swishing and swashbuckling son of a 19th century California aristocrat. As a champion of the oppressed, Zorro must face a wicked governor portrayed by J. Edward Bromberg, who, of course, has a beautiful niece whom our hero loves. Basil Rathbone is a delightfully evil assistant to the governor. Based on Johnston McCulley's novel The Curse of Capistrano, The Mark of Zorro was a remake of the 1920 silent film and by far superior to all the Zorro incarnations. Interspersed with… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's one of the all-time great swashbucklers."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Powers can't match [Fairbanks'] astonishing acrobatics and doesn't try — but the rousing climactic duel against Basil Rathbone's villainous Captain Esteban, one of the best swordfights ever filmed at that time, almost makes up for it."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"If you really dig the newer Zorro exploits, there's very little reason to think you wouldn't enjoy a nostalgic trip back to the guy's earlier screen adventures."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
"Far and away the best Zorro ever!"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Maybe the cutest Zorro to come along until The Gay Blade."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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