THE MARK OF ZORRO is the classic tale of Don Diego Vega who leads a double life – on one hand plays a convincing timid poetry-reading aristocrat, and on the other hand plays the hero Zorro, the cunning bold fighter of injustice. This lighthearted tale of the masked hero of Old California unfolds as a suspenseful romp across Los Angeles of the 1820s. Loaded with notable characters and colorful adventures, recounted in direct and humble prose, the pulp adventure offers a winning balance of action, comedy, and romance. McCulley originally published the novel "The Curse of Capistrano," in 1919 where our hero is first introduced to the world. The following year a silent movie by Douglas Fairbanks titled “The Mark of Zorro” was released based on McCulley’s novel.
- Episode #43 – Forgotten Classics