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While filming Life of Villa (1912) a battle between the forces of Pancho Villa and federal troops near Ojinaga, cameraman Charles Rosher was captured by federal soldiers and brought before their commanding general. Rosher thought he was about to be executed as a spy, and things didn't look too good for him until the Mexican general noticed Rosher's Masonic pin in his lapel. The general then gave Rosher the Masonic greeting; it turned out he was a Mason, too. Instead of being shot as a spy, Rosher was treated as a guest, and was later released after the Mexican government made a deal with the American government that allowed their troops to cross into American territory in order to outflank Villa's forces and attack them from the rear.
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The actual contract that Pancho Villa signed with Frank N. Thayer and the Mutual Film Company on 5 January 1914 to film the battle of Ojinaga still exists and is in a museum in Mexico City.
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Larry Gelbart's final TV writing project.
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The first film produced about Pancho Villa was Life of Villa (1912), produced by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
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Pancho Villa was actually considered a "Producer" on this film by Biograph Company.
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WILHELM SCREAM: At 8:56 when Frank Thayer (Eion Bailey) is looking through his binoculars at a Federale being killed by thrown dynamite.
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Pedro Armendáriz Jr. who plays Don Luis Terrazas, played Pancho Villa in the Old Gringo (1989) movie, and is the son of Pedro Armendáriz, another Mexican actor who also played Pancho Villa in Mexican movies.
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At the time of production, this was the most expensive 2-hour television/cable movie ever made, with a budget of over $30 million.
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The original film The Life of General Villa (1914) the second film made about Villa's life by the Mutual Film Company has been lost, but some unedited film reels of the battle of Ojinaga (January 1914), showing Pancho Villa and his army fighting Federal forces, as well as photographs and publicity stills taken from the original film does still exist.
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