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  Douglas Fairbanks (left), Marguerite De La Motte and Robert McKim.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Mark of Zorro
(1920) American
B&W : Eight reels
Directed by Fred Niblo

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks [Don Diego Vega / Señor Zorro], Marguerite De La Motte [Señorita Lolita Pulido], Robert McKim [Captain Juan Ramon], Noah Beery [Sergeant Pedro Gonzales], Charles Hill Mailes (Charles H. Mailes) [Don Carlos Pulido], Claire McDowell [Dona Catalina Pulido, his wife], George Periolat [Governor Alvarado], Walt Whitman [Fra Felipe], Sidney de Grey [Don Alejandro], Tote du Crow [Bernardo, Vega’s native servant]; Charles Stevens, Noah Beery Jr., Charles Belcher, Gilbert Clayton, Albert McQuarrie, John Winn

Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Douglas Fairbanks. Scenario by Eugene Miller, from the adaptation by Elton Thomas (Douglas Fairbanks) of the short story “The Curse of Capistrano” by Johnston McCulley. Art direction by Edward Langley. Assistant director, Theodore Reed. Cinematography by William McGann and Harry Thorpe. / © 22 November 1920 by Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation [LP15847]. Released 5 December 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: The Curse of Capistrano.

Drama: Historical: Adventure.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.2821.

Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive]; in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive]; in the film holdings of EmGee Film Library [16mm reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Horses - Oppression - Resistance - USA: California - Weapons: Swords

Listing updated: 24 September 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.2821; Bardèche-History pp. 212, 285; Bohn-Light p. 98; Brownlow-Parade pp. 248, 414; Carroll-Matinee pp. 104-105; Edmonds-BigU pp. 109, 131; Everson-American pp. 155-156, 182g; Fell-History p. 85; Kerr-Silent pp. 10, 31; Lahue-Collecting p. 16; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 82; Leish-Cinema p. 55; Limbacher-Feature p. 155; Maltin-Guide p. 806; Parish-Glamour p. 181; Shipman-Cinema p. 70; Shirley-Australian p. 49; Sklar-Movie p. 99; Smith-Colman pp. 88, 301; Sweeney-Coming p. 16; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 45-47; Youngblood-Soviet pp. 56, 57 : ClasIm-221 p. 52; ClasIm-226 pp. 48-49 : Website-GEM.

Home video: DVD.

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