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Villa Rides (1968) Poster

(1968)

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This is the first movie where Charles Bronson appears with his trademark mustache.
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First movie to feature real-life husband and wife Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland.
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Sam Peckinpah 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.
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Robert Mitchum did not get along with Yul Brynner during filming. He later said he could not understand why Charles Bronson was famous.
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According to Producer Norbert Saada's interview in documentary "Once Upon A Time Sergio Leone", Italian director Sergio Leone was offered to direct, but turned it down, because he did not like the cast of Yul Brynner in the title role.
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Yul Brynner was on Variety's list of Top Ten Overpriced Stars in 1968.
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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.
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The first of three movies which Robert Mitchum made in Europe. This was filmed in Spain , and he then headed to Italy for Edward Dmytryk's " Anzio" and followed that with a brief stint on Joe Losey 's " Secret Ceremony " in London.
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Robert Mitchum 's son, James , and Yul Brynner's son, Rock, had both been students at Trinity College Dublin in 1966, the year before this movie began filming
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Yul Brynner & Charles Bronson appeared together 8 years before the release of this film in the classic western "The Magnificent Seven".
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