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Which came first? Zorro or the movie, The Son of Monto Cristo?

Both men wore a cape, mask and fought with a sword. One went by the name Zorro the other Torch.

I am sitting here watching The Son of Monto Cristo and it appears to be a spin off of Zorro.


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The original "Son Of Monte Cristo" was released in 1940. It starred Louis Hayward and Joan Bennett.

"The Mark Of Zoro," originally titled, "The Californian" was the first Zoro movie ever released. It was also done in 1940 and starred Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell.

I don't know what month in 1940 they were released, but it was probably close to each other. Times have not changed much. Studios still spy on each other and release movies that are similar to each other...

P.S. Glad to hear you're watching man-ly movies with sword fights and action - and not sitting around watching chick flicks! Perhaps I'll talk to the board and try to get your "man card" back. Smile


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On 2007-01-04 06:27, Lyndel wrote:


"The Mark Of Zoro," originally titled, "The Californian" was the first Zoro movie ever released.



Off by 20 years. The original "Mark of Zorro" was made in 1920 and starred Douglas Fairbanks.

The Character was created by pulp writer Johnston McCulley, and made his first appearence in 1919 in the pulp magazine All-Story Weekly. The serialized story was called "The Curse of Capistrano".
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Off by 20 years. The original "Mark of Zorro" was made in 1920 and starred Douglas Fairbanks.

The Character was created by pulp writer Johnston McCulley, and made his first appearence in 1919 in the pulp magazine All-Story Weekly. The serialized story was called "The Curse of Capistrano".


I stand corrected... Payne, I relinquish my title to you as #1 Zoro fan... Smile


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P.S. Glad to hear you're watching man-ly movies with sword fights and action - and not sitting around watching chick flicks! Perhaps I'll talk to the board and try to get your "man card" back. Smile


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Lyndel, Next time we go out with our wives to the movies, maybe we (the guys) can pick out the movie to watch this time! LOL..I am anxiously waiting for the re-issue of my Man Card! LOL


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-+howt abou the count of monte cristo
with robert Donat??///
or the pirates of capri staring Louie hayward
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I was Zorro for Halloween when I was 5 in kindergarten.
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