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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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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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A Mexican Revolutionary woman called La Cucaracha (Cockroach)
3 June 2002 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Having the acting of María Félix, Indio Fernández and Dolores del Río, one may expect to see a superb Mexican film, but unfortunately this is not the case. Acting of Félix was far to be good and plot of the film was mediocre in general. The first scenes of the film were simply artificial, it looks like a film made by an amateur. For example, the brief acting of Pedro Armendáriz was incoherent and a forced step to provide more meaningless emotion to the film. The positive sides of the film were the acting of Dolores del Río, so then old but beautiful and attractive, as well as the one of Indio Fernández, who performed very well the role of the officer Zeta and also as the 'macho' of both Mexican female stars. It also showed how divided were the revolutionary movement in Mexico, some in favor of Pancho Villa and others favoring Porfirio Díaz.


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