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
- Although "Zorro" was the most popular show in its Thursday evening slot, the series was pulled in 1959 due to legal wrangling between the Disney Studios and the ABC network. Disney tried to…
[show]Although "Zorro" was the most popular show in its Thursday evening slot, the series was pulled in 1959 due to legal wrangling between the Disney Studios and the ABC network. Disney tried to keep the character before the audience by shooting four one-hour episodes for another anthology series, but by the time the lawsuit was settled, the studio had decided the public had lost interest in the character and the series was cancelled.
- 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.