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"The Mark of Zorro" is a 1940 film based on The Curse of Capistrano written in 1919 by Johnston McCulley. This film is the wrap-up in our tribute to Basil Rathbone. The film follows on the success of the 1920 silent movie "The Mark of Zorro" starring Douglas Fairbanks.
Rouben Mamoulian directed the 1940 film and it garnered an Academy Award nomination for the musical score by Alfred Newman. Leading this swashbuckler is Tyrone Power as Don Diego Vega/Zorro the hero that brings about the downfall of a dictator. Linda Darnell is Lolita Quintero who falls in love with Zorro, the evil Captain Esteban Pasquale is played by Basil Rathbone and there is a cast of excellent performers. We hope you enjoy this action packed adventure.
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