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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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Kojak playing Villa
30 April 2017 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

Well, it's Telly Savalas, an actor who turned gold any role he accepted. 20 years before, in 1952, the great Marlon Brando played Emiliano Zapata. Now, in 1972, Savalas offers us a very special Pancho Villa. I thought I will see a stupid western spaghetti (usually they are very bad) but no, I had the surprise to see a good decent film. It's not Sergio Leone's genius but it's pretty well-done. With Sergio Leone has in common only the fact that it was filmed in Spain, as well as the dollars series. Of course the best ingredient is Telly Savalas, without him, the movie would be hard to watch. The other actors are OK but only at the functional level, nothing out of the ordinary, nothing brilliant. I am referring especially to Clint Walker and Chuck Connors. Anne Francis is much better in the role of Flo. Does anyone know that Savalas was, besides a brilliant and unique actor, a very good singer, with a warm voice and a few hits under his belt? He plays a song at the end of this movie too. Telly Savalas did another role in the same year, 1972, Capt. Kazan, in "Horror Express", directed by the same Gene Martin (real name Eugenio Martín). Eugenio Martín, who directed before some other Westerns, "Bad Man's River"(1971), with Lee Van Cleef, "Requiem for a Gringo"(1968), "The Ugly Ones"(1966). 7 stars for the charm of Savalas and the accurate direction of Martin.


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