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