Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Night at the Movies - A to Z

 26 weeks sure whizzed by! The last movie, Z, is a bit of a cheat. Zorro. It should be The Mark of Zorro, the 1940 swashbuckler starring Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone.

Don Diego, an aristocrat, pretends to be a fop to hide his secret identity. As Zorro he champions the rights of the masses in early California.

While Guy Williams will always be the "real" Zorro for me, Power does a creditable job and cuts a dashing figure as well. The real entertainment from this film comes from the dueling scene between Rathbone and Power. Rathbone fenced during his school years and was quite accomplished at the sport according to his biography.  Rathbone has an elegant fencing style and is delicious as the evil Captain.

Pop some popcorn, sit back, and be entertained with this classic.

What's your favorite Z move?


  1. Zathura? I think that's a movie! I watched it with my kids--it's about a magical game that transports the kids into the game. Kind of Jumanji-ish. :)

  2. No John Wayne movies that start with Z??