Viva Villa! (1934)

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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.

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In this fictionalized biography, young Pancho Villa takes to the hills after killing an overseer in revenge for his father's death... (source:


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Full cast list for the movie Viva Villa!.
Pancho Villa



Don Felipe de Castillo

Jonny Sykes

Francisco Madero

Gen. Pascal

Rosita Morales

Emilio Chavito

Phillip Cooper
Pancho Villa as a boy

David Durand
Bugle boy

Pancho Villa's father

Wallace Calloway

Alphonso Mendoza

Alfredo Mendosa

Pedro Regas
Tomás, Pancho's aide

Don Rodrigo

André Cheron
French reporter

Chris-Pin Martin


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List of Viva Villa! quotes.

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.


Trailer for the movie Viva Villa!.
Viva Villa! (1934) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date10 April 1934
US Box Office$1,000,000
Tagline...TOO BIG FOR was dramatized in the heart of Mexico, with a cast of thousands!
GenreBiography, Western, Action
Filming LocationsChihuahua, Mexico
Sound MixMono
ColorBlack and White
Film TypeFeature
Film ClassBiopic [feature]
ThemesPolitical Unrest, Righting the Wronged, Out For Revenge
TonesForceful, Gritty, Rousing, Tense

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