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Viva Villa! (1934)

115 min - Western - 27 April 1934
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After an overseer beats his peon father to death, a young Pancho Villa spills his first blood when he enacts revenge on the man. Retreating to the hills, Villa (Wallace Beery) spends a number of years as a vicious bandit, brutally attacking the wealthy, which earns him the respect of the poor. When revolutionary Don Felipe de Castillo (Donald Cook) realizes he can utilize Villa's bloodlust, he brings the bandit to the revolutionary leader Francisco Madero (Henry B. Walthall).

Stars:  Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo, Fay Wray, Donald Cook, Stuart Erwin, Henry B. Walthall, Joseph Schildkraut, Katherine DeMille, George E. Stone, Phillip Cooper, David Durand, Frank Puglia, Francis X. Bushman Jr., Mischa Auer, George Irving, Nigel De Brulier

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Storyline

After an overseer beats his peon father to death, a young Pancho Villa spills his first blood when he enacts revenge on the man. Retreating to the hills, Villa (Wallace Beery) spends a number of years as a vicious bandit, brutally attacking the wealthy, which earns him the respect of the poor. When revolutionary Don Felipe de Castillo (Donald Cook) realizes he can utilize Villa's bloodlust, he brings the bandit to the revolutionary leader Francisco Madero (Henry B. Walthall).



Tagline: ...TOO BIG FOR HOLLYWOOD...it was dramatized in the heart of Mexico, with a cast of thousands!

Genres: Western

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Language:  English
Release Date:  27 April 1934

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 55 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR — John Waters – WON
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
SOUND RECORDING — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director
WRITING (Adaptation) — Ben Hecht [came in 3rd]


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