Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.
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Complete series cast summary:
Guy Williams ...  Don Diego de la Vega / ... 82 episodes, 1957-1961
Gene Sheldon Gene Sheldon ...  Bernardo 82 episodes, 1957-1961
Henry Calvin Henry Calvin ...  Sgt. Demetrio Lopez Garcia / ... 81 episodes, 1957-1961
Don Diamond ...  Corp. Reyes / ... 52 episodes, 1957-1959
George J. Lewis ...  Don Alejandro de la Vega / ... 48 episodes, 1957-1961
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The only son of Don Alejandro returns to 1820s California to fight the corrupt local military. He plays the foppish dandy by day and the masked swordsman Zorro who slashes "Z"s everywhere by night. His horses (black and white) are Tornado and Phantom. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

10 October 1957 (USA) See more »

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El Zorro See more »

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Budget:

$82,000 (estimated)
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| (82 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Bernardo is the only non-speaking character of this entire series. See more »

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Theme Song Singers: [theme Song] Out of the night/When the full moon is bright/Comes the horseman known as Zorro!/This bold renegade/Carves a "Z" with his blade/The "Z" that stands for "Zorro!"/Zorro!/The fox so cunning and free!/Zorro!/Who makes the sign of the "Z!"/Zorro! Zorro! Zorro! Zorro!
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Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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Two seasons and it's a cultural icon
17 May 2002 | by mercybellSee all my reviews

Zorro created for itself a place in history not purely on the mass hysteria of a generation of 8 year old baby boomers, but it's a quality show. It was ahead of itself in many ways, for the 50s family show at least: casting an Armand Catalino in the title role (yeah, Guy Williams, though you probably didn't know it); having a tendency to be a squirmingly gory (the list is long); using oft time complicated plots (like the 20+ episode Eagle plot); and something that is still fascinating to watch till today, a unique glimpse of a different side of California- it's history. As a native San Diegan, I appreciate that, and having grown up watching the show on Disney channel (you're looking at a generation X-er) it's amazing to find that it still captivates you from episode to episode. There's depth and content in it and the swashbuckling swordfighting, debonair flash will keep anyone captivated for long enough. That's what made it what it is... plus that Z. Swish, swish, swish!


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