Viva Villa!

A surprisingly entertaining biography of the life of Pancho Villa, a Mexican Revolutionary leader who fought for Fransisco Madera's cause to bring democracy and freedom to Mexico's poor. Pancho Villa leads the audience into some interesting battle scenes and his interesting character. I have no idea whether or not this story is actually true, but presumably, at least part of it is because these characters are actually real people! The question comes up again because the film seems to be laced with stereotypes and slapstick. Viva Villa! remains a highly enjoyable film that is certainly a highlight of movies to come out of the 1930's!

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence

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Starring:

Wallace Berry, Leo Carrillo, Fay Wray, Donald Cook, Stuart Erwin, George E. Stone, Henry B. Walthall, Joseph Schildkraut, Katherine De Mille

Directed by:

Jack Conway

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1934 biography/war

Not Rated

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Don Ignacio's score: A-

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