The Shadow of Zorro (film)

The Shadow of Zorro (Spanish: Cabalgando hacia la muerte; Italian: L'ombra di Zorro) is a 1962 Spanish western film directed by Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, written by José Mallorquí and Jess Franco,[1] and starring Frank Latimore,[2] Maria Luz Galicia, Mario Feliciani, Raffaella Carrà, Robert Hundar and Gianni Santuccio.[3]

The Shadow of Zorro
SpanishCabalgando hacia la muerte

ItalianL'ombra di Zorro
Directed byJoaquín Luis Romero Marchent
Produced by
Written byJesús Franco
Screenplay by
Story by
  • José Mallorquí
  • Joaquín Romero Hernández
Music by
  • Enrico Betti Berutto
  • Rafael Pacheco
Edited byMercedes Alonso
Distributed by
  • Compton-Cameo Films
  • Svea Film
  • Allied Artists Television
  • Exclusivas Floralva Distribución S.A.
Release date
  • 22 December 1962 (1962-12-22) (Italy)
Running time
87 min


Two brothers, Billy (Claudio Undari) and Dan (Paul Piaget), head to California, determined to hunt down and kill Zorro to avenge the death of their brother.

Their ploy, Billy will dress up as Zorro and commit a variety of atrocities, hopefully drawing the real Zorro out of retirement.

The real Zorro is Don Jose de la Torre (Frank Latimore), the richest man in California. His fiance Maria (Maria Luz Galicia) doesn’t want to see Zorro resurrected. She wants to marry and live a quiet life.

Don Jose isn’t fond of donning the mask again either.

But when Billy and Dan have trouble learning the identity of Zorro, they start capturing and threatening those who might be able to provide the answers.

Finally, it’s the brutal death of an aging servant named Raimundo that spurs Zorro back into action. [4]



  1. Pitts, Michael R. (13 December 2012). Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films (2nd ed.). McFarland Publishing. p. 307. ISBN 9781476600901.
  2. Reid, John Howard (December 2005). Movie Westerns: Hollywood Films the Wild, Wild West. p. 97. ISBN 9781411666108.
  3. Kuhoric, James (21 October 2019). Ullmeyer, Jason (ed.). Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Art Book. American Mythology Productions, LLC. p. 53.
  4. "The Shadow of Zorro (1962)". Retrieved February 11, 2021. External link in |work= (help)
  5. Núñez Marqués, Anselmo (2006). Western a la europea--: un plato que se sirve frío. Entrelineas Editores. p. 249. ISBN 9788498024326.
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