My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

The Prince of Foxes soundtrack by Alfred Newman The Prince of Foxes (1949) Nine years after The Mark of Zorro, Tyrone Power was still wielding a Sword. But he hadn’t entirely chased the Fox. Hard to believe the Fox reference isn’t intentional, but it isn’t. Wikipedia says: “Prince of Foxes is a 1947 historical novel by (American) Samuel Shellabarger,” Not …

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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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The Mask of Zorro Soundtrack The Mark of Zorro (1940) The Posters Since it seems The Mark of Zorro (1940) didn’t have any Trailers/Previews (??) I searched the net like Sherlock – scouring fansites and archives. Finding none. It looks like they exclusively used Posters instead? *shrug* And I found over 30 different posters for the Movie! …

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Theme from the Mark of Zorro (1940) by Alfred Newman The Mark of Zorro (1940)  Ride With Zorro . . . The Dashing Don Of California’s Most Adventurous Era ! The Jagged Mark of His Sword Struck Terror to Every Heart – But One! Tyrone Power made 6 Westerns: And 5 Swashbucklers: Zorro is unique – categorized as both …

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