The Mark of Zorro (1940)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | 01:33:37 | 7.92 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps; Spanish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, Spanish
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
This is perhaps the best of the many Zorro films as Tyrone Power gives an outstanding performance as the alternately swishing and swashbuckling son of a 19th century California aristocrat. As a champion of the oppressed, Zorro must face a wicked governor portrayed by J. Edward Bromberg, who, of course, has a beautiful niece whom our hero loves. Basil Rathbone is a delightfully evil assistant to the governor. Based on Johnston McCulley's novel The Curse of Capistrano, The Mark of Zorro was a remake of the 1920 silent film and by far superior to all the Zorro incarnations. Interspersed with humor and one-liners but still keeping up with the highest of swashbuckling traditions, it is an action-packed story of one man standing against a corrupt, oppressive government on behalf of those less able to bear their burdens.