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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.


Eugenio Martín


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




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


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.!


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


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


We All End Up the Same
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Cacavas
Performed by Telly Savalas
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11 September 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

comedy, western,cartoon, music and Telly Savalas. in one film. a film about nothing except easy amusing. because each character is only caricature. few fight scenes are not worthy spice for this salad.and poor Pancho Villa is absent. his story is only subject for not very inspired party. is it a disappointment ? no way ! it is only slice from a time.small experiment for a kind of public, ironic piece about USA and different form of cartoon about a really Mexican hero.nothing more. after 40 years it can be a curiosity. but the purpose is entertainment, discover of a good actor as clown and few drops of comedy with French nuances.

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31 October 1972 (West Germany) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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