The Mark of Zorro | Chicago Reader

The Mark of Zorro

Johnston McCulley's masked pulp-fiction hero was barely a year old when Douglas Fairbanks brought him to the screen in this silent 1920 swashbuckler, which was decisively topped two decades later by Rouben Mamoulian's 20th Century-Fox remake with Tyrone Power. Fairbanks cuts a jolly and dashing figure as Zorro, but Power would have a lot more languid fun with the bandit's foppish alter ego, Don Diego Vega. Fred Niblo directed; with Noah Beery.



  • Fred Niblo


  • Douglas Fairbanks
  • Marguerite De La Motte
  • Noah Beery
  • Robert McKim
  • Charles Hill Mailes
  • Claire McDowell
  • George Periolat
  • Walt Whitman
  • Charles Stevens
  • Noah Beery Jr.
  • Charles Belcher
  • Snitz Edwards
  • Gilbert Clayton


  • Douglas Fairbanks

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