I saw this movie on TV for the first time when I was 12 and it holds a special place in my heart. It was my first exposure to Zorro and I was fascinated. Frank Langella was captivating as the hero and Ricardo Montalban was wonderfully evil as the villain. Since then I think I have seen every other version ever made. (I played hooky from work to see the Antonio Banderas version when it came out.)
I haven't seen this old TV version for many years, but I saw the Tyrone Power version recently and was reminded of this one since the dialog is essentially identical (and charming.) What lovely memories. It may not be the most lavish version but the terrific acting and fabulous script make it well worth a look. I hope I get a chance to see it again.
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