My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Long as I can see the Light / Arbouretum “At night a candle’s brighter than the sun.” – Sting The Mark of Zorro (1940) Candle Slashing 102 My detective work to discover origins of Candle Slashing in Zorro and other depictions of the stunt will likely fail. There are simply far too many movies that …

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Una Noche Mas / Yasmin Levy “Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.” – Basil Rathbone The Mark of Zorro (1940) The Fight! We finally come to the wonderful climatic sword fight scene between Zorro (Tyrone Power) and Capt. Esteban Pasquale (Basil Rathbone). After …

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ZORRO / Evivva The Mark of Zorro (1940) On most any Saturday, in 1954, myself and my 3 older brothers, would each be given a Quarter (25 cents!) and off we’d go to the Saturday Matinee at the local Movie Theatre (in Mission, British Columbia). A Quarter would get us in plus buy a bag of …

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Fernando / Abba The Mark of Zorro (1940) Zorro Anomalies? If I said to you that Zorro never used a gun, but only a Sword (rapier) and his Bullwhip, would you challenge that? Probably not. And if I also said that Zorro only uses his famous black Eye Mask for his disguise, would you disagree? Likely not. BUT … …

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