- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 3, 2005
In the heady days of the California gold rush, a latter-day Robin Hood helped protect the innocent from claims jumpers.
Joaquin Murrieta was a colorful and romantic desperado, defending the oppressed against intruders who stole their land and gold. For his ability to elude his pursuers, some called him "The Fox" or "El Zorro".
In the heady days of the California gold rush, some Easterners making a mad dash for gold figured it was easier to steal Mexican claims than to dig their own. Murrieta was one of their victims, and the intruders allegedly lynched his older brother and raped his wife to boot. BEHIND THE MASK OF ZORRO reveals how he took justice into his own hands. As the guilty miners turned up dead, Murrieta began a reign of terror in which he stole more than $1,400,000 in gold and more than 10,000 horses. This fascinating hour rides with one of the most captivating figures from America's frontier era.