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Viva Zapata! (1952)

113 min - History, Drama, Western - 7 February 1952
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Mexican rancher Emiliano Zapata (Marlon Brando) becomes a revolutionary when corrupt President Porfirio Diaz (Fay Roope) ignores the needs of his people. Zapata, his brother Eufemio (Anthony Quinn) and northern rebel Pancho Villa (Alan Reed) band together behind Diaz's political opponent, Francisco Madero (Harold Gordon). But when Madero's administration, particularly General Victoriano Huerta (Frank Silvera), proves just as corrupt as the one it replaced, Zapata is spurred to further action.

Director:  Elia Kazan
Stars:  Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman, Arnold Moss, Alan Reed, Margo, Harold Gordon, Lou Gilbert, Frank Silvera, Joseph Granby, Fay Roope, Frank De Kova

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Mexican rancher Emiliano Zapata (Marlon Brando) becomes a revolutionary when corrupt President Porfirio Diaz (Fay Roope) ignores the needs of his people. Zapata, his brother Eufemio (Anthony Quinn) and northern rebel Pancho Villa (Alan Reed) band together behind Diaz's political opponent, Francisco Madero (Harold Gordon). But when Madero's administration, particularly General Victoriano Huerta (Frank Silvera), proves just as corrupt as the one it replaced, Zapata is spurred to further action.



Tagline: A BANDIT WHO BECAME A LEGEND! Roaring Story of Mexico's Tiger on a White Horse!

Genres: History, Drama, Western

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Language:  English, German, Italian
Release Date:  7 February 1952

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Runtime:  1 h 53 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTOR — Marlon Brando {“Emiliano Zapata”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Anthony Quinn {“Eufemio Zapata”}
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, Leland Fuller; Set Decoration: Thomas Little, Claude Carpenter
MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) — Alex North
WRITING (Story and Screenplay) — John Steinbeck


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