Don Q, Son of Zorro


2h 17m 1925

Brief Synopsis

Don Cesar de Vega, son of Zorro, is in Spain for his education. By way of education, he duels with Don Sebastian of the Queen's Guard (soon to be his rival for the hand of lovely Dolores de Muro), makes love, and befriends the visiting Archduke of Austria. But a quarrel ending in violence gives Don Sebastian the chance to dispose of his rival...by framing him for murder! Feigning suicide, Cesar escapes. Being a chip off the old block, a whip-wielding outlaw (this being his weapon rather than the sword) sets out to clear the name of Vega...

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 20, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Elton Corp.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Don Q's Love Story by Hesketh Prichard and Kate Prichard (New York, 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 17m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
10,264ft (11 reels)

Synopsis

Don César de Vega, a dashing young Californian, is sent by his father, Zorro, to Spain in order to broaden himself as is the tradition of the family. There he falls in love with a beauty named Dolores and also, owing to his prowess, gains favor with the Spanish court and the visiting Austrian Archduke. When the archduke is assassinated by one of the queen's guards and Don César is accused, the only witness refuses to clear Don César. So as to gain time to unmask the real criminals, Don César then feigns suicide, and with the help of his father, who has come to Spain, he succeeds in solving the mystery. His reward is the love of Dolores.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 20, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Elton Corp.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Don Q's Love Story by Hesketh Prichard and Kate Prichard (New York, 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 17m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
10,264ft (11 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

Danish composer Jacob Gade's internationally famous piece "Tango Jalousi" was composed for the Danish gala premiere of "Don Q Son of Zorro," which took place 14 September 1925 in Palads Teatret, Copenhagen.

Notes

For information on other "Zorro" films, consult the entry below for the 1920 film The Mark of Zorro.