Don Q, Son of Zorro

Don Q gives Fairbanks a chance to play a double role, as the youthful Don Q and as Zorro, the father of the dashing young Californian who is completing his education in Spain. His adventures there form the basis of the picture. He becomes involved with royalty, is accused of the murder of a visiting archduke, feigns suicide, almost loses the girl, but in the end emerges triumphant.

With:
Douglas Fairbanks Mary Astor Jack McDonald Donald Crisp Warner Oland Jean Hersholt

Don Q gives Fairbanks a chance to play a double role, as the youthful Don Q and as Zorro, the father of the dashing young Californian who is completing his education in Spain. His adventures there form the basis of the picture. He becomes involved with royalty, is accused of the murder of a visiting archduke, feigns suicide, almost loses the girl, but in the end emerges triumphant.

Mary Astor plays opposite the star. She appears to beautiful advantage in the little that she has to do, while Donald Crisp as the heavy scores, although the supporting cast honors of the picture must be divided between Jean Hersholt and Warner Oland. Hersholt gets rather the better of it. His role isn’t as strong as the one he had in Greed , but it shows him capable of intense characterization that registers heavily.

Don Q, Son of Zorro

Production: Elton/United Artists. Director Donald Crisp; Producer Douglas Fairbanks; Screenplay Jack Cunningham; Camera Henry Sharp; Editor William Nolan; Art Director Edward M. Langley

Crew: Silent. (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1925. Running time: 110 MIN.

With: Douglas Fairbanks Mary Astor Jack McDonald Donald Crisp Warner Oland Jean Hersholt

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