Zorro Rides Again debuted in 1937, and was the first serial from the Golden Age of Republic Studios. Taking place in then-modern day Mexico, John Carroll starred as James Vega, a descendant of the famous masked avenger Zorro, who dons the costume of his ancestor to battle a gang of outlaws trying to wrangle control of the California-Yucatan Railroad, under the control of a greedy financier (Noah Beery). Unlike in the days of his ancestor, these villains have trains, planes and automobiles at their disposal to make their getaway. Can the new Zorro bring this surly gang to justice?
Directors William Witney and John English went to direct sixteen more serials after Zorro Rides Again.
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