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Villa Rides -- Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico.


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Release Date:
20 September 1968 (West Germany) See more »
Villa rages! Villa lusts! Villa kills! VILLA RIDES!
Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Yul Brynner ... Pancho Villa

Robert Mitchum ... Lee Arnold
Maria Grazia Buccella ... Fina (as Grazia Buccella)

Herbert Lom ... General Huerta
Robert Viharo ... Urbina
Frank Wolff ... Ramirez
Diana Lorys ... Emilita

Alexander Knox ... President Madero
Robert Carricart ... Don Luis (as Bob Carricart)
Andrés Monreal ... Captain Herrera

Fernando Rey ... Fuentes
Julio Peña ... General
José María Prada ... Major
Regina de Julián ... Lupita
Antoñito Ruiz ... Juan (as Antonio Ruiz)

Jill Ireland ... Girl in Restaurant

Charles Bronson ... Rodolfo Fierro
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xan das Bolas ... Villa's Telegraphist (uncredited)
José Canalejas ... Villa's Guerrillero Rapist Killed by Fierro (uncredited)

John Ireland ... Barbershop Client (uncredited)
José Riesgo ... Fierro's Assistant (uncredited)
Enrique Santiago ... Villa's Guerrillero (uncredited)
Seyyal Taner ... Guerrilla Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Buzz Kulik 
Writing credits
Robert Towne (screenplay) and
Sam Peckinpah (screenplay)

William Douglas Lansford (adaptation)

William Douglas Lansford (novel "Pancho Villa")

Produced by
Ted Richmond .... producer
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
Casting by
Lillian Kelly 
Production Design by
Ted Haworth 
Art Direction by
José Algueró 
Set Decoration by
Román Calatayud 
Costume Design by
Eric Seelig 
Makeup Department
Alberto Gutierrez .... makeup assistant
Richard Mills .... makeup artist
Felipe Minez Saavedra .... makeup assistant
Carmen Sanchez .... hairdresser
José Antonio Sánchez .... makeup artist
Production Management
Eduardo García Maroto .... unit production manager: Spain
Robert Goodstein .... production supervisor
Concha Hombria .... production supervisor
Pablo Tallaví .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gil Carretero .... second assistant director
Tony Fuentes .... first assistant director: second unit
Carlos Gil .... assistant director
Juan Carlos Gil .... second assistant director: second unit
Ricardo Hansa .... second assistant director
Chuck Hayward .... second unit director
Mauricio Matias .... assistant director
José María Ochoa .... assistant director
Martín Sacristán .... second assistant director
Anthony Squire .... second unit director
Robert Westbrook .... assistant director
Art Department
Francisco Bautista .... painter
Fred Buch .... assistant property master
Rafael Buch .... art department
Luis Calzada .... props
Juan Carrion .... carpenter
Enrique Fernández .... assistant art director
Fernando González .... painter
Sam Gordon .... property master
Pedro Hernandez .... painter
Billy Judd .... props
Lorenzo Leon .... props
Isabel Lopez .... art department
Monico Lopez .... carpenter
Antonio Martínez .... props
Julián Mateos .... property master: second unit
Jose Rubio .... carpenter
Antonio Ruiz .... set dressing assistant
Carlos Ruiz .... assistant backing artist
Emilio Ruiz .... backing artist
Jose Ruiz .... props
Ángel Ruiz .... props
Vincente Sebastian .... assistant set dresser
Vicente Sánchez .... props
José María Tapiador .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Roy Charman .... sound
Gordon Daniel .... sound editor
Enrique Mayberg .... sound
Special Effects by
Tomas Chamorro .... special effects assistant
Felipe De Diego .... special effects assistant
Jose Garcia .... special effects assistant
Bill Griffis .... special effects assistant
Miguel Angel Hernando .... special effects assistant
Luis Jimenes .... special effects assistant
Luciano Munoz .... special effects assistant
Emilio Polo .... special effects assistant
Milt Rice .... special effects
Luciano Rodriguez .... special effects assistant
José Luis Chinchilla .... stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt performer
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Cabrera .... director of photography: second unit
Alejandro de la Fuente .... gaffer
Mariano Denia .... chief grip
Ricardo Navarrete .... camera operator
George Rice .... camera operator
Vincent Rossell .... still photographer
Ron Drinkwater .... focus puller (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jose Romero .... casting assistant
Pedro Sopeña .... casting assistant (as Pedro Sopena)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Modesto Cuadrado .... wardrobe assistant
Andres Fernandez .... wardrobe assistant
Lea Genovese .... wardrobe assistant (as Lea Seelig)
Carmen Manzano .... seamstress
Jose Martin .... wardrobe assistant
Antonio Moreno .... leather worker
Carmen Ochoa .... seamstress
Music Department
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Cesareo Ballester .... driver
Francisco Colas .... assistant transportation manager
Jesus Garcia .... driver
Arturo Liras .... driver
Deogracias Megino .... transportation manager
Agustin Perez .... driver
Manolo Valverde .... driver
Other crew
Isidro Alonso .... gardener
Francisco Ardura .... livestock supervisor
Katrina Bayonas .... secretary
Charles Boddington .... pilot
Rafael Buch .... interpreter
Eva Del Castillo .... script girl: second unit
Mary Ann Donahue .... secretary
Jose Fabregas .... studio representative
Francisco Fernández de Alarcón .... production assistant
Ricardo Huertas .... script clerk
Ricardo Hupkins .... script supervisor
Comandante Juste .... aviation consultant
Pedro Lopez .... location labourer
Jose Maria Maldonado .... interpreter
José María Maldonado .... production assistant
Alfonso Munoz .... local contact
Manuel De Castro Navascues .... restaurant comptroller
Michele Nicholson .... secretary
Germán Quejido .... first production assistant
Pancho Villa .... dedicatee

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
125 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | USA:R | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

One of the extras in the film, playing a Mexican guerrilla girl, is Turkish singer Seyyal Taner. She would later receive notoriety for scoring no points in the 1987 Eurovision song contest.See more »
Continuity: In the first flight with Arnold & Fierro, they observe the train approaching a causeway over a valley at speed. They return to Chupadero to report to Villa. The next day, they fly over the train again, which is a few feet past where they saw it before crossing the same valley.See more »
Lee Arnold:After all you've been through, you still believe that he's for the people?
Fina:He's a good man.
Lee Arnold:How 'bout me? Am I good man, too?
Lee Arnold:Well, I'll tell you one thing, honey: I'm as good a man as Villa, and that's not saying a hell of a lot for either one of us.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Story of Eloise (1976)See more »


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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A classic western that's under appreciated and hard to find, 19 March 1999
Author: MovieMan-112

"Villa Rides" is the most accurate film depicting the life of the infamous mexican bandit, Pancho Villa. It's also filled with an all-star cast. Yul Brenner plays Villa to perfection (many other actors including Telly Savalas have played the role, but not as good as Brenner). Charles Bronson is equally good as Villa's sidekick who spends his free time humiliating and shooting mexicans. Robert Mitchum plays a pilot who gets involved in Villa's revolution. There is a constant pace of action and good dialogue ("Go outside and die. Where are your manners?" is what Bronson says to a mexican after the mexican tries to force himself on a young girl. Bronson shoots him and kicks him out the door). The buzzing noise Mitchum's airplane makes becomes annoying throughout the film (the director's name is Buzz) and the actor who plays the mexican villain seems to be more of a Woody Allen-type character than a vicious, sadistic tyrant. He makes up for that in his final scene. Classic stuff! The film is very rare and hard to find. If you get it, you're lucky.

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