The Mark of Zorro
The Mark of Zorro (1940)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 8, 1940
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Tyrone Power is excellent as both fop and fox, and his swordfight with Basil Rathbone is just one of the many highlights in this exciting adventure yarn.

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Christopher Null

Maybe the cutest Zorro to come along until The Gay Blade.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's one of the all-time great swashbucklers.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

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.

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Scott Weinberg

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Far and away the best Zorro ever!

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The Adventures of Robin Hood was only two years previous to this and so Hollywood was essentially riding the trend with this one, very nearly a remake (albeit… More
Aj V
I loved Power as Zorro, he's handsome and brave, just like Zorro should be. The story is awesome too. I highly recommend this movie.
xGary Xx
A young caballero returns from military service in Spain to find his father deposed from office by a corrupt tyrant and so dons a mask to fight on the side of… More
Veronique Kwak
the 40s "the mark of zorro" is a remake of the 20s original starring douglas fairbanks sr., casting tyrone power as the hooden swashbuckling hero to… More
Stella Dallas
the best zorro hands down. tyrone power, i'm sorry i doubted you!
jay nixon
Ty's pants could not be tighter, Linda is lovely as always and the sword fights are well staged

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