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Zorro's Black Whip (1944)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 16 November 1944 (USA)
Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. ... See full summary »


Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennet), Wallace Grissell


Basil Dickey (screenplay), Jesse Duffy (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
George J. Lewis ... Vic Gordon
Linda Stirling ... Barbara Meredith - The Black Whip
Lucien Littlefield ... 'Tenpoint' Jackson
Francis McDonald ... Dan Hammond
Hal Taliaferro ... Baxter - Henchman
John Merton ... Ed Harris - Henchman
John Hamilton ... Mr. Walsh - Banker [Chs.1-3,10-12]
Tom Chatterton ... Crescent City Councilman
Tom London ... Commissioner James Bradley [Ch.1]
Jack Kirk ... Marshal Wetherby
Jay Kirby ... Randolph Meredith [Ch.1]
Si Jenks ... Zeke Hayden [Chs. 6-7]
Stanley Price ... Hedges - Hammond's Clerk-Henchman
Tom Steele ... Ed - Henchman [Chs. 1, 9, 12] / Rancher [Ch. 7]
Duke Green Duke Green ... Evans - Trail Heavy [Chs. 1-2, 8] / Ranchhouse Heavy Brown [Ch. 9]


Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. Meredith's sister Barbara, expert with a bullwhip and pistol, dons a black costume and mask and becomes "The Black Whip", dealing a blow to Hammond and his gang each time they perform some heinous act in their efforts to keep the town, and their power over it, unchanged. Aided by government agent Vic Gordon, Barbara confronts Hammond in a final showdown just as the town votes on whether or not to accept statehood. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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MASK OF MYSTERY! Who is this daring figure who conquers villainy and evil with the crack of a blazing black whip! See more »


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Release Date:

16 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Rächer mit der Maske See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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CHAPTER TITLES: 1. The Masked Avenger; 2. Tomb of Terror; 3. Mob Murder; 4. Detour to Death; 5. Take Off That Mask?; 6. Fatal Gold; 7. Wolf Pack; 8. The Invisible Victim; 9. Avalanche; 10. Fangs of Doom; 11. Flaming Juggernaut; 12. Trail of Treachery. See more »


Chapter three: position of Harris changes as he is taken back to town by The Black Whip. See more »


Dan Hammond: Looting, arson, murder - it's going on all over this territory. Immigrants crossing our borders are being attacked and slaughtered. My stages are beind held up almost every run. No man's life or property is safe and not a hand is being raised to put a stop to it!
Randolph Meredith [Ch.1]: It can't be stopped - as long as we have no organized law enforcement in this territory. That's why my paper has been hammering on the benefit that statehood would bring us.
Marshal Wetherby: Well, that's our answer. I'm marshal here, but my authority ...
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Edited into Six Gun Theater: Silver Spurs (2015) See more »

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linda stirling as first female zorro
7 October 2007 | by frontrowkid2002See all my reviews

For someone who had dreams of being a college English teacher, Linda Stirling's reign as Republic Pictures Queen of Serials was indeed a detour. Reporting to work on the set of Zorro's Black Whip, she had trouble controlling her horse which nearly bowled over the set. She thought she had lost the job, but the studio asked her back because they appreciated her spunky spirit. She still continued to have trouble controlling the horse all through her career. She laughed about how the crew would have to come looking for her to find her sitting on the ground, with the horse grazing nearby. "They put makeup on my bruises and put me back on the horse again." Babe DeFreest of course did the majority of stuntwork for her in "Zorro's Black Whip." In comparison, she had to wear a skimpy leopard outfit in "The Tiger Woman" during the shooting in a cold January. That's why she seems to be gritting her teeth when she smiles. When "Zorro's Black Whip" was shot, it was in the hot summer months. The all black outfit she wore gave her a skin reaction which lasted for years. Such were the trials and tribulations of a movie serial actress.

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