- Title: CF417
Zorro’s Fighting Legion - a 1939 film serial of 12 chapters starring Reed Hadley, Sheila Darcy and William Corson.
Series of title cards explaining where the series left off: ‘Don Del Oro – tries to blow up Zorro’s Legion at the old mission’. ‘Moreno- tricks the Legion into assembling with a Flaming 7’. ‘Ramon- and the legion are trapped in the mission by Yaquis’. ‘Zorro – learns that the mission has been mined’. Shot of house where Zorro’s Legion are. Two of Don del Oro’s men on horseback look on. Zorro is hiding in the bushes and overhears them. Zorro’s Legion arrive. The Yaquis and Don del Oro’s men attack them. Zorro’s men run back inside. They’re trapped. Ramon is hurt. Zorro jumps on a white horse and helps the men escape. He runs in to save Ramon and is attacked by arrows. Great shot of Zorro using his whip to lasso a beam and swing out of a window just in time before the building explodes.
Zorro’s legion all ride off on horseback. Zorro tends to Ramon and sends a man, Juan to follow de Oro’s men. Shot of a mine. Don del Oro’s men go inside. Juan sees them. Zorro and Ramon are waiting. Juan’s horse shows up with a note saying he trailed del Oro’s men and found the secret room in the mine where they make his golden arrows. They ride off to help him.
The mine. Del Oro’s men rush to put away arrows in bags. A miner can’t find his tag, one that has been stolen by one of Del Oro’s men. All the men are lined up to be checked. Don Diego/Zorro and Ramon arrive. Don Del Oro’s man is almost caught out and runs away. They chase him. Zorro and the miners run into Del Oro’s men. One of them threatens Zorro with a gun. They stop one of them whilst the other runs away. Zorro and Ramon take him to the council for questioning.
Shot of the council. Del Oro’s man being questioned. The councillors try to get him to talk about Don Del Oro. Zorro tries to bribe him. He is about to tell them everything. A golden arrow head appears through the window. He is shot in the back and killed. Zorro and Ramon run off to find the killer. Shot of Don del Oro. Terrible unconvincing outfit. He tells his men to destroy the mine that night. That night, Zorro and Ramon go to the mine to explore the hidden room.
The mine. Del Oro’s men laying explosives by the entrance. Two of Del Oro’s men are inside putting gold into baskets to be winched up. Zorro and Ramon arrive just as the Yaqui’s are hoisting up the gold. They hide and watch them.
When they’re not looking Zorro goes down into the mine. Shot of Zorro’s Legion charging. Zorro draws his rapier. He has a sword fight with two of del Oro’s men. They strike the bell and the man outside lights the explosives to blow up the mine. One of the men throws a basket which hits Zorro. He falls unconscious. The two men lock him in the mine. Zorro wakes up and sees the explosive. He climbs up. The men outside the men spot Zorro’s Legion and run off, dropping the wooden lift down onto Zorro.
- Keywords:USA, B MOVIE FEATURE FILM, ZORRO, MASKED MAN, WHIP, SWINGS ON CHANDELIERS, SWORD FIGHT
- Master Title:CF417