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The Soldiers of Pancho Villa (1959)

La cucaracha (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 12 November 1959 (Mexico)
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.


Ismael Rodríguez


José Bolaños, Ricardo Garibay (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
María Félix ... La cucaracha
Dolores del Rio ... Isabel
Emilio Fernández ... Coronel Antonio Zeta
Antonio Aguilar ... Capitán Ventura
Flor Silvestre ... Lola
Ignacio López Tarso ... Trinidad
Cuco Sánchez ... Soldado cantante
Irma Torres Irma Torres ... Soldadera
Miguel Manzano ... Don Gabriel Puente
Lupe Carriles ... La trompeta
Humberto Almazán ... Soldado
Alicia del Lago Alicia del Lago ... Soldadera embarazada
Emma Roldán ... Comadrona
Tito Novaro Tito Novaro ... Jacobo Méndez
Manuel Trejo Morales Manuel Trejo Morales ... Mayor


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.

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Drama | Romance | War


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Crazy Credits

Instead of the typical ending credit "Fin" (The End), the film ends with "...y junto con sus hombres y sus hijos hicieron la revolución mexicana" (...and along with their husbands and their children they made the Mexican Revolution). See more »


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A Mexican Revolutionary woman called La Cucaracha (Cockroach)
3 June 2002 | by esteban1747See all my reviews

Having the acting of María Félix, Indio Fernández and Dolores del Río, one may expect to see a superb Mexican film, but unfortunately this is not the case. Acting of Félix was far to be good and plot of the film was mediocre in general. The first scenes of the film were simply artificial, it looks like a film made by an amateur. For example, the brief acting of Pedro Armendáriz was incoherent and a forced step to provide more meaningless emotion to the film. The positive sides of the film were the acting of Dolores del Río, so then old but beautiful and attractive, as well as the one of Indio Fernández, who performed very well the role of the officer Zeta and also as the 'macho' of both Mexican female stars. It also showed how divided were the revolutionary movement in Mexico, some in favor of Pancho Villa and others favoring Porfirio Díaz.

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Release Date:

12 November 1959 (Mexico) See more »

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The Soldiers of Pancho Villa See more »

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Production Co:

Películas Rodríguez See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Sound)


Color (Eastmancolor)
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