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The Soldiers of Pancho Villa (1959)
"La cucaracha" (original title)

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The Cucaracha is a brave woman soldier who leads a group of similar women into the fray against the forces of the Villa colonel, Zeta.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Félix ...
Refugio aka 'La Cucaracha'
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Isabel Puente
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Coronel Antonio Zeta
Antonio Aguilar ...
Capitán Ventura
Flor Silvestre ...
Lola
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Trinidad
Cuco Sánchez ...
Cantante
Irma Torres ...
Soldadera
Miguel Manzano ...
Don Gabriel Puente
Lupe Carriles ...
Trompeta
Humberto Almazán ...
Soldado
Alicia del Lago ...
Soldadera embarazada
Emma Roldán ...
Comadrona
Tito Novaro ...
Jacobo Méndez
Manuel Trejo Morales ...
Mayor
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The Cucaracha is a brave woman soldier who leads a group of similar women into the fray against the forces of the Villa colonel, Zeta.

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12 November 1959 (Mexico)  »

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The Soldiers of Pancho Villa  »

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(RCA High Fidelity Sound)

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Instead of the typical ending credit "Fin" (The End), the film ends with "...y junto con sus hombres y sus hijos hicieron la revolución mexicana" (...and along with their husbands and their children they made the Mexican Revolution). See more »

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The Mexican Revolution and two big stars
15 September 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

This is one example of a Mexican film genre celebrating the Mexican Revolution (1910-1921, more or less) many of them directed by Ismael Rodriguez (or Emilio Fernández), photographed by Gabriel Figueroa and often starring either Maria Felix or Dolores Del Rio. This film is a melodrama starring Mexico's two great female film stars (Del Rio the more famous of the two in the United States but Felix probably the bigger star in Mexico) and photographed in color by Figueroa, who was earlier known for his moody black and white. As entertainment it's very enjoyable. Maria Felix isn't a great actress but she had a style greatly loved in Mexico and Dolores Del Rio is often luminous. Emilo Fernandez as the Colonel is impressive


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