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Pancho Villa (1972)

A double-cross in an arms deal prompts Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to raid a US Army weapons depot in Columbus, New Mexico.

Director:

Eugenio Martín

Writers:

Eugenio Martín (story) (as Gene Martin), Julian Zimet (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Telly Savalas ... Pancho Villa
Clint Walker ... Scotty
Chuck Connors ... Col. Wilcox
Anne Francis ... Flo
José María Prada ... Luis
Ángel del Pozo ... Lt. Eager
Luis Dávila ... McDermott
Mónica Randall ... Lupe
Antonio Casas ... Gen. Goyo
Alberto Dalbés ... Mendoza
Barta Barri ... Alfonso
Eduardo Calvo ... Banker
Lucy Tiller Lucy Tiller ... Woman
Inés Oviedo Inés Oviedo ... Soldadera
Dan van Husen ... Bart
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Storyline

Having lost his influence and on the way to be executed in Mexico City, the once mighty Mexican revolutionary, Pancho Villa, is saved at the last minute by his remaining men and his dedicated right hand, Scotty. In desperate need of arms and riffles, the rebellious Villa will fall victim to a bad arms deal which will inevitably set in motion a fierce retaliation and a daring raid on a U.S. Army military base led by Colonel Wilcox at Columbus in New Mexico. Can Villa's insurgent army invade the U.S.A.? Written by Nick Riganas

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The only man to invade the U.S.A.!


Certificate:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1972 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Vendetta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At one stage, Robert Ryan was announced for the General Pershing role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in German Grusel - Die Edgar Wallace-Serie (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

We All End Up the Same
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Cacavas
Performed by Telly Savalas
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PANCHO VILLA (Eugenio Martin, 1972) **
18 March 2006 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Telly Savalas hams it up as the Mexican revolutionary (though he's matched by Chuck Connors as a military martinet) in this jokey yet rather boring pastiche on the famous historical figure's life and times. An earlier attempt, VILLA RIDES! (1968) with Yul Brynner in the role and co-starring Robert Mitchcum, dealt with these events more soberly and on a grander scale. As such, PANCHO VILLA is an all-too typical European venture and an undistinguished one at that, despite its credentials; the end result is more often silly rather than amusing - though a few moments, most notably the action set-pieces and a scene involving a brawl inside a church, offer some mild pleasure. Oh, and Savalas even gets to sing over the end titles!


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