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ZORRO, THE GAY BLADE starring GEORGE HAMILTON, GEORGE HAMILTON, LAUREN HUTTON, BRENDA VACCARO and RON LEIBMAN

In this spoof, Don Diego Vega (George Hamilton) follows in his father's footsteps as he dons the identity of Zorro in an attempt to defend the weak and innocent from the ravages of the evil. However, when Vega falls victim to a debilitating injury, it is up to his gay twin brother, Bunny Wigglesworth (George Hamilton), to take up the mask and sword. Hamilton plays Bunny with a broad, off-again, on-again but still comic English upper-class accent. It is the film's breakthrough that although there's no mistaking Bunny's interests, he turns out to be as successful a Robin Hood as Don Diego.
Bunny, of course, does have his whims and ways. Giggling wickedly, he admits that he prefers to use a whip to a sword. Also, he doesn't have much use for Don Diego's basic black masquerade. When Bunny goes forth to steal from the rich and give to the poor, he favors jeweled ensembles in pastel shades, which prompt the greedy alcalde, the fellow who runs the county and who is played with furious humor by Ron Leibman, to refer to the mysterious Zorro as ''this ... this ... swishbuckler.''
The cast responds to the Hal Dresner / Bob Randall script and the Peter Medak direction with great energy and superb comic timing, especially Brenda Vaccaro as a Spanish femme fatale with an impenetrable accent. Lauren Hutton is the librarian from the East whom Don Diego falls for, and watch for James Booth (ZULU) and Clive Revill (THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE) in Spanish character roles. Hamilton’s own faux Spanish accent is most definitely played for laughs, and some of his malapropisms are worthy of Inspector Clouseau. Mr. Hamilton, who is the film's co-producer as well as its star, dedicates this ''Zorro'' to Rouben Mamoulian, who in 1940 directed Tyrone Power's conventionally swashbuckling ''The Mark of Zorro.'' Also, in tribute to past Zorros, the musical theme for the main credits and Zorro's action sequences was originally scored by Max Steiner and used in Adventures of Don Juan starring Errol Flynn.

As a follow-up to the very popular LOVE AT FIRST BITE, ZORRO is a fine and funny companion piece, and makes us all wish Hamilton had done more comedies.

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