One of the films in the series of seven tales that tell, in a funny sort of way, different stories lived by Pancho Villa and several characters from the small town, this time a priest, a ... See full summary »
This is the story of three brothers (a priest, a soldier and an outlaw) that are raised separately by their godfathers once their mother dies. They cross their paths again when the soldier ... See full summary »
Blanca Estela Pavón,
María Eugenia Llamas
Ruled by a tough grandma (Sara García), the Garcías (Infante, Salazar and Mendoza) are three charro cousins who fall in love with young American-born Lupita (Marga López) and fight for her ... See full summary »
The disembodied head of Pancho Villa, kept in a glass jar in a research institute, is the narrator of several short stories from his own life, stories that might or might not have happened but are the stuff of legend.
María Elena Marqués,
Carlos López Moctezuma
Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and their son have just taken possession of a pearl that is worth thousands. Everyday people ... See full summary »
María Elena Marqués,
One of the films in the series of seven tales that tell, in a funny sort of way, different stories lived by Pancho Villa and several characters from the small town, this time a priest, a butcher, high society people, revolution fighters and children. Written by
In this sequel to 1957's ASI ERA PANCHO VILLA, we return to the pickled head of Pancho Villa, which proceeds to offer us more vignettes from the career of the late revolutionary general. As I noted in my review for the earlier movie, Villa's reputation as a shrewd, buffoonish peasant was, in all likelihood, a mask he wore to command the love of his troops, but it certainly made for some amusing stories that these movies used.
Pedro Armendáriz returns as Villa in this movie. He would play the role again in one more movie and in a TV show, and he is excellent. It's hard to imagine anyone else bestriding the narrow line between comedy and drama. Humberto Almazán and Carlos López Moctezuma return as his aides and the result is a fine programmer to appeal to Mexican nationalism in an era of radical nationalism throughout Latin America.
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