Friday, August 9, 2019

Zorro turns 100

100 years ago Zorro made his debut, in the pulp magazine All-Story Weekly with the story "The Curse of Capistrano" (serialized in 5 parts between August 9 and September 6 1919) and created by author Johnston McCulley [1883-1958]. The character made his movie debut in “The Mark of Zorro” (1920) starring Douglas Fairbanks and there followed many movies and TV series ever since. Italy made several Zorro films from the 1950's to the 1970's. Actors who played Zorro in Italian movies include Gordon Scott, Tony Russel, Sean Flynn, Nadir Moretti, Howard Ross and Pierre Brice. The Italian Zorro filmography include: “The Dream of Zorro” (1952); “The Masked Conqueror” (1962); “The Shadow of Zorro” (1962); “Duel at the Rio Grande” (1963); “Mask of the Musketeers” (1963); “The Three Swords of Zorro” (1963); “Behind the Mask of Zorro” (1964); “Samson and the Slave Queen” (1964); “Zorro the Rebel” (1966); “The Nephews of Zorro” (1968); “Zorro the Fox” (1968); “Zorro in the Court of England” (1969); “Zorro’s  Latest Adventure” (1969); “Zorro the Navarra Marquis” (1969); “Zorro Rider of Vengeance” (1971); Zorro the Invincible” (1971); “Zorro the Lawman” (1972); “Son of Zorro (1973); Le meravigliose avventure di Zorro (1974); “Grandsons of Zorro (1975); “Who’s Afraid of Zorro (1975) and “Zorro” (1975).

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