Ghost of Zorro
|Ghost of Zorro|
|Directed by||Fred C. Brannon|
|Produced by||Franklin Adreon|
|Written by||Royal K Cole|
George J. Lewis
|Music by||Stanley Wilson|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
|12 chapters / 167 minutes (serial)|
69 minutes (feature)
|Budget||$165,086 (negative cost: $164,895)|
Ghost of Zorro is a 1949 Republic Movie serial. It uses substantial stock footage from earlier serials, including Son of Zorro and Daredevils of the West. This movie was shot in Chatsworth, Los Angeles.
It's 1865 and the telegraph is heading west. George Crane, wanting to keep law and order out of his territory, is out to stop the construction. One of the main engineers on the job is Ken Mason, the grandson of the original Zorro. As Crane hires his men to stop the work, Mason finds himself in the legendary role his ancestor originated.
- Clayton Moore as Ken Mason/Zorro
- Pamela Blake as Rita White
- Roy Barcroft as Hank Kilgore
- George J. Lewis as Moccasin
- Eugene Roth as George Crane
- Tom Steele as Ken Mason/Zorro (doubling Clayton Moore)
Special effects by the Lydecker brothers.
Ghost of Zorro's official release date is March 24, 1949, although this is actually the date the sixth chapter was made available to film exchanges.
A 69-minute feature film version, created by editing the serial footage together, was released on June 30, 1959. It was one of fourteen feature films Republic made from their serials.
- Bandit Territory (20min)
- Forged Orders (13min 20s)
- Robber's Agent (13min 20s)
- Victims of Vengeance (13min 20s)
- Gun Trap (13min 20s)
- Deadline at Midnight (13min 20s)
- Tower of Disaster (13min 20s)
- Mob Justice (13min 20s)
- Money Lure (13min 20s)
- Message of Death (13min 20s) - a re-cap chapter
- Runaway Stagecoach (13min 20s)
- Trail of Blood (13min 20s)
- List of film serials by year
- List of film serials by studio
- Earlier Republic Zorro serials:-
- Mathis, Jack (1995). Valley of the Cliffhangers Supplement. Jack Mathis Advertising. pp. 3, 10, 110–111. ISBN 0-9632878-1-8.
- Foguel, Israel, ed. (2016). Zorro: Astuto Como A Raposa (1st ed.). p. 31. ISBN 978-85-920512-4-2.
- Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 248–249. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
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