- Original title
- Running time
- 115 min.
- United States
William A. Wellman
Ben Hecht (Book: O. B. Stade)
Charles G. Clarke, James Wong Howe (B&W)
Henry B. Walthall,
George E. Stone,
Western | Mexican Revolution. Biography
- Synopsis / Plot
- A gutsy action-drama about the career of a Mexican rebel. In this fictionalized biography, young Pancho Villa takes to the hills after killing an overseer in revenge for his father's death. In 1910, he befriends American reporter Johnny Sykes. Then a meeting with visionary Francisco Madero transforms Villa from an avenging bandit to a revolutionary general. To the tune of 'La Cucaracha,' his armies sweep Mexico. After victory, Villa's bandit-like disregard for human life forces Madero to exile him. But Madero's fall brings Villa back to raise the people against a new tyrant.
: Oscar: Best asistente a Director (John Waters). 4 Nominations
: National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
: Venice Film Festival: Best Actor (Wallace Beery). Official Selection
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