Zorro is a masked rider who battles the unjust rulers of the pueblo of Los Angeles during the days of Spanish rule. His real identity is that of Don Diego de la Vega, the son of a wealthy landowner. Diego returns from Spain and discovers that Los Angeles is under the command of Capitan Monastario, a cruel man who relishes the misuse of his power for personal gain. Diego adopts the secret identity of Zorro, a sinister figure dressed in black, and rides to fight Monastario's injustice.
Last EpisodeTV Special: Auld Acquaintance Aired: Apr. 02, 1961
Ramon Castillo, an old enemy of Don Diego's, arrives from Spain and tries to steal the army payroll from Sgt. Garcia. Though thwarted by Zorro, …
Series Fun Facts
- The Laurel and Hardy like teaming of Henry Calvin and Gene Sheldon (Sergeant Garcia and Bernardo) was such a hit that when production on this series ceased, Disney held on to the pair (in…
[show]The Laurel and Hardy like teaming of Henry Calvin and Gene Sheldon (Sergeant Garcia and Bernardo) was such a hit that when production on this series ceased, Disney held on to the pair (in case this series would resume) by using them in two feature films, Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus and Babes in Toyland (1961).
- In Los Angeles, Zorro's horse is named "Tornado". When the action shifts to Monterey, Zorro uses a different horse, "Phantom".
- During the two year lawsuit between Disney and ABC that halted the series production, the studio kept Guy Williams on full salary.