The Mark of Zorro (1940)

The Mark of Zorro poster

Twentieth Century Fox
Starring:
 Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Synopsis: Don Diego Vega (Tyrone Power) returns to California from Spain and finds a corrupt government has unseated his father and is taxing the people to death, so he dons a mask and seeks justice under the guise of Zorro.

Kitty Cameo: After arriving in California, Diego visits his former home to find the new ruler Don Luis Quintero (J. Edward Bromberg) and his family and underlings living there. In the courtyard the young and beautiful Lolita Quintero (Linda Darnell) picks up and plays with a small long-haired white cat.

The Mark of Zorro - Lolita Quintero Linda Darnell approaching white cat on bench

The Mark of Zorro - Lolita Quintero Linda Darnell close to white cat on bench

The Mark of Zorro - Lolita Quintero Linda Darnell picking up white cat from bench

The Mark of Zorro - Lolita Quintero Linda Darnell holding white cat

Purr Blurs:  When Zorro first gallops into town he passes by two cats, one black and one gray, sitting on a nearby wall.

The Mark of Zorro - black and white cats on wall as Zorro approaches on horse

Finally as Don Luis witnesses something terrifying a black cat is on the wall below the railing. The cat jumps down as the man looks through the plants to get a better view.

The Mark of Zorro - black cat about the jump off wall as Don Luis Quintero J. Edward Bromberg approaches

Final Mewsings: Less taxes means more cat food!

Many thanks to Ted Davis for letting us know about the cats in this movie!


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