Trapped in Tia Juana (1932)

Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein

Produced by one of Hollywood's few women executives, Fanchon Royer, this inexpensive "Zorro" rip-off features future Cisco Kid Duncan Renaldo as identical twins separated in childhood by an Indian raid. The remaining twin, Kenneth, later graduates from West Point and falls in love with beautiful Dorothy Brandon (Edwina Booth). Traveling in Mexico with her aunt (Dot Farley), the latter is abducted by lecherous bandit Lopez (Manuel Paris). She is rescued in the proverbial nick of time by El Zorro, a notorious masked outlaw who bears a striking resemblance to Kenneth. When Dorothy pays too much attention to El Zorro, a jealous Kenneth trails the outlaw to his remote hacienda. The ranch is attacked by Lopez and during the struggle to save it, Kenneth realizes that El Zorro is his long-lost twin. Together, the brothers defeat Lopez and Dorothy agrees to marry El Zorro/Johnny, who promises to give up banditry in favor of mining.