Viva Villa!
Viva Villa! (1934)

A far from factual filmed biography of Mexican patriot Pancho Villa, Viva Villa! was written by lengendary screenwriter Ben Hecht. We first meet the young Villa when his father is beaten to death after protesting Diaz' seizure of the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1934
DVD Release Date: February 17, 1993
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

A sparky Hecht screenplay enlivens this high-gloss western.

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Emanuel Levy

Though Jack Conway gets creit, it's Howard Hawks who's responsible for this exciting biopic of the legendary revolutionary leader, well played by Wallace Beery, and one of MGM's biggest hits of 1934.

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The life of the famous Mexican bandit and revolutionary is told in this exciting action drama.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

In casting the homely Wallace Beery as one of the heroes of the Mexican Revolution, Hollywood announced its intentions: they weren't going to take it seriously.

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Dennis Schwartz
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It might be the hammy Beery's best movie role ever.

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John Ballantine
Wallace Beery plays Villa as a stereotype which takes away from the role that Pancho Villa played in the history of Mexico and frankly makes them all a bit… More