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The Life of General Villa (1914)

 -  Action | Biography | Drama  -  9 May 1914 (USA)
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Credited cast:
Irene Hunt ...
Villa's Sister
W.H. Lawrence ...
Federal Officer
Walter Long ...
Federal Officer
Teddy Sampson ...
Villa's Sister
Pancho Villa ...
Himself
Raoul Walsh ...
Villa as a young man
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Although the film itself has been lost, unedited silent black and white reels of the battle of Ojinaga taken by Mutual cameramen while under actual combat conditions, and under the direction of Frank Thayer and under contract by Pancho Villa and Mutual (the actual contract resides in a museum in Mexico City at the Archivo Federico Gonzalez Garza, folio 3057) still exists and can be found at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, under the Charles Pryor Collection and the General Hugh Lenox Scott Collection at the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress. See more »

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Maybe lost forever.
7 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like maybe hundreds of other movies that marked the birth of one of the greatest forms of art accessible to the masses; this movie is simply lost forever. Lets hope that a copy turns up in a Siberian landfill under the permafrost someday.

Movies were considered consumables in their day, if the studio couldn't make any more money on it, why spend any money to save or archive a copy? With highly volatile film stock it just didn't make economic sense to preserve these gems. Back then they treated movies as they did the live theatre, once the take at the box office started falling off, you'd change the venue for a new one and when you ran out of new venues you would completely abandon the old production and move on to a new script.


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