Pulled into the Mexican Revolution by his own greed, Texas gunrunner & pilot Lee Arnold joins bandit-turned-patriot Pancho Villa & his band of dedicated men in a march across Mexico battling the Colorados & stealing women's hearts as they go. But each has a nemesis among his friends: Arnold is tormented by Fierro, Villa's right-hand-man; and Villa must face possible betrayal by his own president's naiveté. Written by
Villa rages! Villa lusts! Villa kills! VILLA RIDES!
20 September 1968 (West Germany)
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wrote the original script and was set to direct, but Yul Brynner
didn't like the script because it made Pancho Villa
- a man who had given standing orders to shoot all prisoners - "look like a bad guy". Peckinpah was fired and his script was rewritten by Robert Towne
to conform to Brynner's idea of what Villa was like. See more
Lee Arnold is hit in the back, on his left shoulder blade, with the flat side of a rifle butt, yet he fell down as though knocked out and remained unconscious for the rest of the battle. See more
You think your President Madero is such a great man; all for the peons. He's not for you - WE're for you!
[hangs a villager
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