The Mark of Zorro
The Mark of Zorro (1920)

The apparently weak and silly offspring of a wealthy landowner in Southern California is actually the mask-wearing, sword-wielding character known as Zorro, scourge of the local oppressors. This first and most influential of screen… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 5, 1920
DVD Release Date: January 12, 1999
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Sragow
New Yorker

Douglas Fairbanks's first great acrobatic epic, from 1920, set the standard for zesty swashbucklers.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It was such a successful box office film; it became a precursor to the type of action film Hollywood is now noted for.

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

It's exciting, thrilling, romantic, and thoroughly entertaining.. And it's all anchored by a rousing performance from Douglas Fairbanks. This is what going to the movies should be about: Pure escapism!

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

You haven’t seen Zorro until you’ve seen Douglas Fairbanks Sr. as Zorro in the 1920 silent swashbuckling classic The Mark of Zorro… It’s amazing how far we haven’t come.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Apparently the plot device of having the lead act like a woman so that all can be surprised when we discover that he's the gallant hero as well is one hell… More
Stella Dallas
the original swashbuckler and the first film produced by united artists. the film is 90 years old but douglas fairbanks and his trademark acrobatic stunts are… More
Devon Bott
1920's "The Mark of Zorro" may not have invented the superhero, but Douglas Fairbanks' performance in this role must've surely provided… More
Linda K. T.
This Zorro is amazing! Fairbanks did all his stunts which is absolutely awesome to see!
Aj V
This movie starts out kind of slow, but it gets better as it goes on. Fairbanks is good as Zorro, and does all his great stunts. I enjoyed this movie, it even… More