|Ghost of Zorro|
|Directed by||Fred C. Brannon|
|Produced by||Franklin Adreon|
|Written by||Royal K Cole|
George J. Lewis
|Music by||Stanley Wilson|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
|12 chapters / 167 minutes (serial)|
69 minutes (feature)
|Budget||$165,086 (negative cost: $164,895)|
Ghost of Zorro is a 1949 Republic Movie serial. It uses substantial stock footage from earlier serials, including Son of Zorro and Daredevils of the West. This movie was shot in Chatsworth, Los Angeles.
It's 1865 and the telegraph is heading west. George Crane, wanting to keep law and order out of his territory, is out to stop the construction. One of the main engineers on the job is Ken Mason, the grandson of the original Zorro. As Crane hires his men to stop the work, Mason finds himself in the legendary role his ancestor originated.
Ghost of Zorro was budgeted at $165,086 although the final negative cost was $164,895 (a $191, or 0.1 percent, under-spend).
It was filmed between January 11 and February 2, 1949. The serial's production number was 1702.
Special effects by the Lydecker brothers.
Ghost of Zorro's official release date is March 24, 1949, although this is actually the date the sixth chapter was made available to film exchanges.
A 69-minute feature film version, created by editing the serial footage together, was released on June 30, 1959. It was one of fourteen feature films Republic made from their serials.