The Mark of Zorro
Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 10:00 AM
Castro Theatre

USA, 1920, approximately 90 minutes

Directed by Fred Niblo

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, Noah Beery

Douglas Fairbanks set the action hero bar high in his first-ever swashbuckler. As the masked champion of the people, Zorro, Fairbanks displays the athletic prowess, humor, and rakish charm that would propel him to superstardom. In Old California, Zorro opposes the colonial government, avenges the wrongs of the downtrodden, and gets the girl! Jean Dujardin’s matinée idol in The Artist owes more than a little to Fairbanks. In fact, the film George Valentin views (as his own) in his apartment is The Mark of Zorro!

Accompanied by Dennis James on the Mighty Wurlitzer

Introduced by Jeffrey Vance