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Director:
Writers:
Robert Towne (screenplay) and
Sam Peckinpah (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
20 September 1968 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Villa rages! Villa lusts! Villa kills! VILLA RIDES!
Plot:
Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Good action, but Brynner is woefully miscast See more (19 total) »

Cast

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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
 
Stunts
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
 
Thanks
Pancho Villa .... dedicatee
 

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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This is the first movie where Charles Bronson appears with his trademark mustache.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Helicopter rotor wash visible in the trees during the Conejos cavalry charges.See more »
Quotes:
Pancho Villa:[Lee is preparing to take off] Wait. Fiero is going with you.
Lee Arnold:What? Now wait a minute, Chief. Not with... Chief, it's tough enough up there as it is.
Pancho Villa:No, if you go up there alone, you could fly away. If you try that with Fiero... Fiero will shoot you.
Lee Arnold:Oh? And without a pilot, what's Fiero gonna do?
Pancho Villa:Fiero will shoot you.
Lee Arnold:[thinks, and then grimaces]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Story of Eloise (1976)See more »

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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Good action, but Brynner is woefully miscast, 4 August 2004
Author: frankfob from California

Mexican bandit and revolutionary Pancho Villa has been portrayed in films before, most notably by Wallace Beery in 1934's "Viva Villa!". Beery bore an uncanny resemblance to the real Pancho Villa, and by all accounts his portrayal is historically quite accurate, although the movie itself isn't. While overall this film is better than Beery's, the miscasting of Yul Brynner as Villa is difficult to overcome, and Robert Mitchum's sleepwalking through his role as an American soldier of fortune caught up in the Mexican revolution doesn't help, either. The two best performances in the film are Charles Bronson as Villa's right-hand man and chief executioner Rodolfo Fierro (Bronson accurately plays him as a man who can murder dozens of people with almost no thought about it; the real Fierro was even more of a butcher than he's shown to be here, and is known to have personally murdered hundreds of people) and Herbert Lom as the murderous Gen. Victoriano Huerta, and although Lom plays him as a sophisticated James Bond-ish Eurotrash villain than the semi-literate Indian and psychopathic killer that Huerta really was, it's still an effective job. The action set pieces are extremely well done and exciting, especially a rebel charge through a marsh against a heavily fortified federale position and, as has been previously mentioned, the film's soundtrack is truly outstanding. So even though Brynner may not be anyone's idea of Pancho Villa, the movie overall is worth a watch.

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