MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,771 this week

Pancho Villa (1972)

4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 388 users  
Reviews: 12 user

Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is double-crossed in an arms deal planned by his comrade Scotty. Villa and Scotty plot a raid on a U.S. cavalry fort in retaliation.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 29 Aug 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 386 titles
created 15 Mar 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 5353 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Pancho Villa" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pancho Villa (1972)

Pancho Villa (1972) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pancho Villa.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A group of Mexican revolutionaries murders a town priest and a number of his christian followers. Ten years later, a widow arrives in town intent to take revenge from her husband's killers.

Directors: Robert Parrish, Irving Lerner
Stars: Telly Savalas, Robert Shaw, Stella Stevens
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When the multiple murderer Cain is released from prison after 18 years, he wants to settle down as a rancher and never touch a gun again. But his former life haunts him; not only that ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Sparr
Stars: Clint Walker, Vincent Price, Anne Francis
Certificate: M Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three separate plans to rob a top-security bank in the western town of Friendly, Texas, circa 1880.

Director: Hy Averback
Stars: Zero Mostel, Kim Novak, Clint Walker
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Branded a coward for surrendering his New Mexico fort to the Confederates without firing a shot, a Union colonel attempts to redeem himself by leading a band of condemned prisoners on a suicide mission to recapture it.

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Bud Spencer
Clay Pigeon (1971)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An ex-soldier is recruited by the FBI to go undercover in L.A. and find other ex-soldiers who are part of a drug-dealing gang.

Directors: Lane Slate, Tom Stern
Stars: Tom Stern, Telly Savalas, Robert Vaughn
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a ... See full summary »

Director: Eugenio Martín
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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.

Director: Ismael Rodríguez
Stars: María Félix, Dolores del Rio, Emilio Fernández
Fort Dobbs (1958)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Having eluded a posse, a wanted man rescues a woman and her young son from a Comanche attack. He then escorts them to the presumed safety of a U.S. Cavalry fort. Trouble develops along the ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Clint Walker, Virginia Mayo, Brian Keith
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marshall "Big Jim" Cole turns in his badge and heads to Wyoming with his family in order to settle on some land left him by a relative. He faces opposition both from a neighbor who wants ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney
Stars: Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn
Crime Boss (1972)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Organized crime; Don Vincenzo leads the pack and his faced with a huge struggle.

Director: Alberto De Martino
Stars: Telly Savalas, Antonio Sabato, Paola Tedesco
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A fur-trapper named Kelly, who once saved the life of a Sioux chief, is allowed to set his traps in Sioux territory during the late 1870s. Reluctantly he takes on a tenderfoot assistant ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, John Russell
Sonny and Jed (1972)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A determined sheriff pursues a robber and his girlfriend, and lets nothing stop in his way of catching them.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Tomas Milian, Susan George, Telly Savalas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Scotty
...
Col. Wilcox
...
Flo
José María Prada ...
Luis
Ángel del Pozo ...
Lt. Eager
Luis Dávila ...
McDermott
Mónica Randall ...
Lupe
Antonio Casas ...
Gen. Goyo
Alberto Dalbés ...
Mendoza
Barta Barri ...
Alfonso
Eduardo Calvo ...
Banker
Lucy Tiller ...
Woman
Inés Oviedo ...
Soldadera
...
Bart
Edit

Storyline

Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is double-crossed in an arms deal planned by his comrade Scotty. Villa and Scotty plot a raid on a U.S. cavalry fort in retaliation. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The only man to invade the U.S.A.!


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

31 October 1972 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Vendetta  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in German Grusel - Die Edgar Wallace-Serie (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

We All End Up the Same
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Cacavas
Performed by Telly Savalas
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Telly Savalas, a comedy moustache and one hell of a train crash.
3 December 2002 | by (West Midlands, England) – See all my reviews

Telly Savalas stars as the Mexican rebel Villa, `the only man to invade the USA!' Although the story had been told historically before (i.e. `Villa Rides' with Yul Brynner) this version is played more for laughs. This was made at the height of Savalas' popularity in the year that Kojak became a household name.

Here, Villa `borrows' $30,000 to buy guns for his rebel cause. He sends his partner Scotty into America to do the trade, but while there he is double-crossed. He escapes back to Mexico where Villa prepares to take revenge on the men who cheated him. He crosses the border and captures the American town of Columbus.

This western pits a mainly Spanish cast against Savalas, Clint Walker, Anne Francis and Chuck Connors. They give good performances although Savalas has a tendency to go over the top at times; so does the film, with dumb scenes such as when a whole room of soldiers cannot (at the command of Connors as Col. Wilcox) swat a fly. But this scene is justified however, as Wilcox explains `By killing that fly, I am saving your lives'. Well, ahem, quite. Yes, the script is that bad. But keep watching for the `exciting' climax . When the film is boring, it's awful, but some scenes are excellent, helped no end by Savalas' performance.


21 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Complete tongue-in-cheek fillm...loved it! paulr03
Discuss Pancho Villa (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?