Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Film / TheMarkOfZorro1940

Go To


Added DiffLines:

* DiagonalCut: In the lead-up to the climactic sword fight between Diego and Pasquale, Pasquale attempts to unnerve intimidate Diego by cutting the top off one of the candles on Quintero's desk. Diego takes a swing at the other candle, and apparently misses it completely, but Pasquale's mockery is cut short when Diego lifts the top half of the candle up, demonstrating that he cut it in half so cleanly that the cut was not visible and the candle's flame was undisturbed.


''The Mark of Zorro'' is a 1940 film directed by Rouben Mamoulian based on the character of Franchise/{{Zorro}}. It is a [[TheRemake remake]] of the 1920 SilentMovie ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro'' that starred Creator/DouglasFairbanks. Music/AlfredNewman composed the music.

to:

''The Mark of Zorro'' is a 1940 film directed by Rouben Mamoulian based on the character of Franchise/{{Zorro}}. It is a [[TheRemake remake]] of the 1920 SilentMovie ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro'' ''Film/{{The Mark of Zorro|1920}}'' that starred Creator/DouglasFairbanks. Music/AlfredNewman composed the music.






!!Tropes:

to:

!!Tropes:
!!''The Mark of Zorro'' provides examples of:


''The Mark of Zorro'' is a 1940 film directed by Rouben Mamoulian.

to:

''The Mark of Zorro'' is a 1940 film directed by Rouben Mamoulian.
Mamoulian based on the character of Franchise/{{Zorro}}. It is a [[TheRemake remake]] of the 1920 SilentMovie ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro'' that starred Creator/DouglasFairbanks. Music/AlfredNewman composed the music.




Second film in the venerable Franchise/{{Zorro}} franchise, having been preceded by a Creator/DouglasFairbanks silent, also called ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro''.

Music/AlfredNewman composed the music.


* YourCheatingHeart: Quintero's wife Inez has been having an affair with Pasquale.


Creator/AlfredNewman composed the music.

to:

Creator/AlfredNewman Music/AlfredNewman composed the music.


* BigBadDuumvirate: The corrupt alcalde Luis Quintero is the nominal BigBad who oppresses the people of California in collusion with his DragonInChief Captain Estaban Pasquale.

to:

* BigBadDuumvirate: The corrupt alcalde Luis Quintero is the nominal BigBad who oppresses the people of California works in collusion with his DragonInChief Captain Estaban Pasquale. Pasquale to oppress the people of California.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: After spending the entire movie as the resident ButtMonkey, getting bossed and bullied around by Zorro and his own [[TheDragon Dragon]], Captain Pasquale, [[BigBad Luis Quintero]] shows his true colors in [[DiskOneFinalBoss the wake of the captain's demise]] - managing to piece together Zorro's true identity and arranging for Diego to be arrested and executed. It takes an angry mob of peasants and nobles alike to break Diego out and defeat Quintero for good.

to:

* NotSoHarmlessVillain: After spending the entire movie as the resident ButtMonkey, getting bossed and bullied around by Zorro and his own [[TheDragon Dragon]], Captain Pasquale, [[BigBad Luis Quintero]] shows his true colors in [[DiskOneFinalBoss the wake of the captain's demise]] - demise]], managing to piece together Zorro's true identity and arranging for Diego to be arrested and executed. It takes an angry mob of peasants and nobles alike to break Diego out and defeat Quintero for good.


* NotSoHarmlessVillain: After spending the entire movie as the resident ButtMonkey, getting bossed and bullied around by Zorro and his own [[TheDragon Dragon]] Captain Pasquale, [[BigBad Luis Quintero]] shows his true colors in [[DiskOneFinalBoss the wake of the captain's demise]], managing to piece together Zorro's true identity and arranges for Diego to be arrested and executed. It takes an angry mob of peasants and nobles alike to break Diego out and defeat Quintero for good.

to:

* NotSoHarmlessVillain: After spending the entire movie as the resident ButtMonkey, getting bossed and bullied around by Zorro and his own [[TheDragon Dragon]] Dragon]], Captain Pasquale, [[BigBad Luis Quintero]] shows his true colors in [[DiskOneFinalBoss the wake of the captain's demise]], demise]] - managing to piece together Zorro's true identity and arranges arranging for Diego to be arrested and executed. It takes an angry mob of peasants and nobles alike to break Diego out and defeat Quintero for good.

Added DiffLines:

* TheRevealPromptsRomance: Lolita is not too impressed with Diego when they first meet and horrified at the idea of being sold of into marriage to him. Later, when he reveals to her that he is Zorro, she is much more receptive to his marriage proposal.


* ToBeLawfulOrToBeGood: Despite his hatred for Quintero and his bleeding the people dry, Alejandro refuses to lead a rebellion because "the law is the law". Hearing his father's reasoning prompts Diego to assume a masked identity.

to:

* ToBeLawfulOrToBeGood: ToBeLawfulOrGood: Despite his hatred for Quintero and his bleeding the people dry, Alejandro refuses to lead a rebellion because "the law is the law". Hearing his father's reasoning prompts Diego to assume a masked identity.

Added DiffLines:

* JustLikeRobinHood: It wouldn't be Zorro without that aspect now, would it?
-->'''Fray Felipe''': Are you trying to make me the receiver of stolen goods?\\
'''Diego''': No, Padre, the dispenser. This gold was wrung from the peons. It's up to us to restore it to them.


Added DiffLines:

* MeetTheNewBoss: DiscussedTrope. When Diego reveals his identity as Zorro to Fray Felipe, he explains why he chose not to simply kill Quintero, saying that he would be replaced by another alcalde, as bad or even worse than Quintero. Instead, his goal is to scare Quintero into naming Don Alejandro as his successor.


Added DiffLines:

* ToBeLawfulOrToBeGood: Despite his hatred for Quintero and his bleeding the people dry, Alejandro refuses to lead a rebellion because "the law is the law". Hearing his father's reasoning prompts Diego to assume a masked identity.


* HeroicDimples: The roguish Zorro, thanks to Tyrone Power.


* SecretKeeper: Fray Felipe becomes this when Diego reveals his actions as Zorro, entrusting Felipe with the gold he wrung from Quintero and his soldiers in order to redistribute them.

to:

* SecretKeeper: Fray Felipe becomes this when Diego reveals his actions as Zorro, entrusting Felipe with the gold he wrung from Quintero and his soldiers in order soldiers, so he can return it to redistribute them.the peasants.

Added DiffLines:

* SecretKeeper: Fray Felipe becomes this when Diego reveals his actions as Zorro, entrusting Felipe with the gold he wrung from Quintero and his soldiers in order to redistribute them.


* ChekovsSkill: Don Diego demonstrates a talent for sleight-of-hand tricks as part of his RichIdiotWithNoDayJob guise. When he and Fray Felipe are in jail he uses some sleight-of-hand to distract the guard so he can grab his gun and force him to unlock the cell.

to:

* ChekovsSkill: ChekhovsSkill: Don Diego demonstrates a talent for sleight-of-hand tricks as part of his RichIdiotWithNoDayJob guise. When he and Fray Felipe are in jail he uses some sleight-of-hand to distract the guard so he can grab his gun and force him to unlock the cell.

Added DiffLines:

* ChekovsSkill: Don Diego demonstrates a talent for sleight-of-hand tricks as part of his RichIdiotWithNoDayJob guise. When he and Fray Felipe are in jail he uses some sleight-of-hand to distract the guard so he can grab his gun and force him to unlock the cell.


Added DiffLines:

* IHaveNoSon: Don Alejandro is increasingly disappointed with Diego's foppish behavior, but it all comes to a head when he announces his plans to marry Quintero's niece Lolita. At one point Alejandro warns Diego, "If you marry Lolita you leave this house forever!"


Added DiffLines:

* IShallTauntYou: Diego gets in a doozy during his fight with Pasquale after Pasquale cuts him in the arm with his blade:
-->''"I needed that scratch to awaken me!"''

Showing 15 edit(s) of 32

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report