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The Treasure of Pancho Villa (1955)

Approved | | Romance, War, Western | 19 October 1955 (USA)
In 1915, an American adventurer joins the supporters of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa.

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Complete credited cast:
... Tom Bryan
... Ruth Harris
... Colonel Juan Castro
... Pablo Morales
... Laria Morales
Carlos Múzquiz ... Commandant (as Carlos Mosquiz)
Tony Carbajal ... Farolito (as Tony Carvajal)
Pasquel Pena ... Ricardo (as Pasquel Pená)
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Mexico, 1915. US bank robber Tom Bryan hopes to retire to Mexico, where the ever popular ex-revolutionary dictator, Pancho Villa, has been deposed and driven to his home province by another tyrant. Colonel Castro's band of loyal Villa-supporters hope to get him back in power so rob a gold train. Aboard is Bryan, who was secretly paid to help. Delivering the gold to Pancho by Yaqui country proves harder, as the Indians help with the federales (government troops) in pursuit. More dangers lurk. Written by KGF Vissers

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"Kill you for a woman, gringo? Never! But for the gold...?" (original poster) See more »

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Romance | War | Western

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19 October 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De schat van Pancho Villa  »

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A Coca Cola sign is seen in the background during the bank robbery. The design is from a more modern period (1940s, rather than 1915). See more »

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La Cucaracha
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Traditional
Whistled at different times by Castro and Bryan, and also performed by the passengers on the train
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Viva Villa But Not Necessarily this Film **1/2
23 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Shelley Winters in a typical western yarn set at the time of the uprising of the fiery Mexican Revolutionary Pancho Villa.

Gilbert Roland, as Castro, another fiery revolutionary is fascinating to watch. He has these types of parts well under his grip. Even the use of the word gringo can't be said better by anyone.

Gold is taken from a train to aid the revolution. Western star, Rory Calhoun, comes along for the ride as a American soldier of fortune, and Miss Winters portrays a woman of virtuous ideals, and full of love as well.

This is a story of betrayal and redemption.

The love triangle is there but is certainly not dominant in this film. Yes, there is lust and greed but it's revolution time!


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