Viva Villa! is a 1934 American film starring Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa and was written by Ben Hecht, adapted from the book Viva Villa! by Edgecumb Pinchon and Odo B. Stade. The picture was shot on location in Mexico and directed by Jack Conway. There was uncredited assistance with the script by Howard Hawks, James Kevin McGuinness, and Howard Emmett Rogers. Hawks and William A. Wellman were also uncredited directors on the film.
Bugle boy: (plays the "battle charge" on the bugle, and stops)
Pancho Villa: Play some more!
Bugle boy: That is all I know.
Pancho Villa: (laughs) That's okay. That's all you'll need!
Jonny Sykes: (typing) Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of Jonny Sykes.
|Release Date||10 April 1934|
|US Box Office||$1,000,000|
|Tagline||...TOO BIG FOR HOLLYWOOD...it was dramatized in the heart of Mexico, with a cast of thousands!|
|Genre||Biography, Western, Action|
|Filming Locations||Chihuahua, Mexico|
|Color||Black and White|
|Film Class||Biopic [feature]|
|Themes||Political Unrest, Righting the Wronged, Out For Revenge|
|Tones||Forceful, Gritty, Rousing, Tense|