The Shadow of Zorro (1962)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Spain  |  
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Mexican Zorro is given another go-round in this Italian-produced opus. American actor Frank Latimore, a 1940s leading man who bears a dim resemblance to Tyrone Power, stars in the dual role of foppish Don Jose and his dashing, Z-carving alter ego Zorro. This was one of a series of European productions in which Latimore appeared in the twilight of his career; he does his best, but is ultimately defeated by cloddish direction and patchy production values. Filmed in Spain with an Italian production crew and a multilingual cast, Shadow of Zorro is just that: a shadow of a once-mighty literary property. The film was originally released as La Vengaza del Zorro.

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battle [war], disguise, gangster, mask [disguise], outlaw [Western], robbery, Robin-Hood, trapped, violence