|Zorro and Son
Henry Darrow stared as the aging Don Diego de
La Vega alias the masked hero Zorro who enlisted
the aid of his son, Don Carlos de la Vega (Paul Regina), a gambling,
girl-chasing lothario to continue his fight
against tyranny in Spanish California.
Arriving from Spain, after a letter from Bernardo reported that
his father had been injured, Don Carlos agreed to
continue the family legacy as a swashbuckling helper of the poor and oppressed, but
instead of using the traditional weapons (swords and
knives), Zorro, Jr. used modern gadgets (guns and bombs) against the
corrupt authorities of Los Angeles.
Other people in this comedy spoof included:
- Bill Dana as Bernardo the family's servant (who can
speak). He rides a donkey named Rosita.
- Gregory Sierra as Commandante Paco Pico, the imposer of
unjust laws and taxes.
- Richard Beauchamp as Sergeant Sepulveda, Pico's aide.
- Barney Martin as Brothers Napa and Sonoma, Franciscan
monks who were arrested for "selling wine before its time."
- John Moschitta, Jr. as Corporal Cassette, a
fast-talking human Dictaphone.
- Catherine Parks as Senorita Anita.
- Paul Leal as Peasant.
TRIVIA NOTE: Henry Darrow appeared in
two other versions of Zorro: the 1981
animated series, and the 1990 series THE NEW
ZORRO as Don Diego's father, Don Alejandro.
Distributed by Disney, this series used the
exterior sets and costumes from the 1950s Disney
Zorro series. The theme music for ZORRO AND SON
is an adaptation of the original Disney ZORRO
Obituaries: Paul Regina: 1/31/2006; Richard
Beauchamp: 10/27/1994; Barney Martin: 03/21/2005;
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