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Let's Go with Pancho Villa (1936)

Vámonos con Pancho Villa! (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, War | 14 April 1939 (USA)
The Mexican Revolution is on its way when six brave peasants, known as "Los Leones de San Pablo", decide to join Pancho Villa's army and help end the suffering in their community by ... See full summary »

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Rafael F. Muñoz (novel), Xavier Villaurrutia (adaptation) (as X. Villaurrutia) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio R. Frausto Antonio R. Frausto ... Don Tiburcio Maya
Domingo Soler ... Francisco 'Pancho' Villa
Manuel Tamés Manuel Tamés ... Melitón Botello
Ramón Vallarino Ramón Vallarino ... Miguel Ángel del Toro 'Becerrillo'
Carlos López Carlos López ... Rodrigo Perea (as Carlos Lopez 'Chaflan')
Raúl de Anda Raúl de Anda ... Máximo Perea
Rafael F. Muñoz Rafael F. Muñoz ... Martín Espinosa
Alfonso Sánchez Tello Alfonso Sánchez Tello ... General Fierro (as Alfonso S. Tello)
Paco Martínez Paco Martínez ... General Huertista
Dolores Camarillo ... Dona Lupe Maya
Consuelo Segarra Consuelo Segarra ... Viejecita
David Valle González David Valle González ... Chon
Max Langler Max Langler ... El Flaco
Miguel M. Delgado Miguel M. Delgado ... Doctor
Silvestre Revueltas Silvestre Revueltas ... Pianista
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Storyline

The Mexican Revolution is on its way when six brave peasants, known as "Los Leones de San Pablo", decide to join Pancho Villa's army and help end the suffering in their community by assisting in the struggle. After several battles and valiant heroics, the original group is eventually reduced to the leader Tiburcio Maya (Frausto) and young Becerrillo (Vallarino). When Becerrillo is infected by smallpox, Villa orders Tiburcio to kill him and burn the corpse. After reluctantly doing his duty, Tiburcio is ordered to leave the army, and returns home. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

PG-13
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Go with Pancho Villa See more »

Filming Locations:

Chihuahua, Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First Mexican super-production. See more »

Alternate Versions

On August 21, 1982, Mexican TV Channel 13 aired a version that featured a previously unreleased ending. It's not clear if this ending (Pancho Villa's murdering Tiburcio Maya and taking his son to the Revolution) was censored by the government or it was cut by De Fuentes himself in order to give the film a different pace. The original ending shows Tiburcio Maya defecting Pancho Villa's army after burning the corpse of "Becerrillo". See more »

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Featured in Dolores del Río - Princesa de México (1999) See more »

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Officially, Mexico's best movie ever made.
10 August 2005 | by andrescardenasgSee all my reviews

Vamonos con Pancho Villa is officially considered as the best movie ever made in Mexico. I personally do not agree to it but these are the facts from the Mexican Cinematography Industry Council. Revolutions, or any war for that manner are never nice happenings. Revolutions/wars imply the fact that many suffer to achieve an ultimate goal of a better life for all involved. In this movie that is exactly what goes on. A group of peasants, tired of the way they are treated by a few powerful owners of the wealth in Mexico, decide to get up in arms against them. There are 2 major leaders of this Revolution that started in 1910. Emiliano Zapata in the South, and Pancho Villa in the North. This movie tells the story, one of hundreds that have been told, about a group of peasants that join Villa's army. The crude scenes that are seen in the movie are just a pale reflection of what happened in those times. The movie, with all the technical limitations of the times(1935)is a magnificent work of art.


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