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A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed.
Douglas Fairbanks was looking to try something new from the normal boy-meets-girl romance movies he had been making for the previous few years. This is when the actor came across the story of Zorro--originally published in the magazine "All-Story Weekly". Previous to Fairbanks' portrayal, practically nobody had ever heard of the Robin Hood-like hero Zorro.
Don Diego Vega:
I detest swords and bloodshed - but - to rid our beautiful country of a menace is a noble deed.
When Fray Felipe is receiving his lashes, there are horizontal lacerations along the left side of his back. The camera angle then widens to reveal two vertical lacerations - one in the center of his back and one to the right - while the laceration on the left side of the back is gone.
In 1970, Killiam Shows, Inc. copyrighted a sound version with original 1920s tints. It has an original piano music score by William P. Perry and runs 90 minutes.
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