A smashing remake of the Douglas Fairbanks silent swashbuckler, this remarkable action film owes everything to inventive director Mamoulian. This was Fox's answer to Warner's THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, with some of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL thrown in for good measure.
In a role that perfectly combines his feyness and machismo, Power is marvelous as the fop by day and brave avenger by night. Returning to 19th-century Los Angeles, Don Diego (Power) finds that his father Don Alejandro (Love) has been replaced as governor by the slimy Don Luis Quintero (Bromberg)
and the cruel Capt. Pasquale (Rathbone). Shortly after the mincing Don Diego has convinced the powers tha...