Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Fifth-generation Californian Leo Carrillo returns to the homeland of his ancestors in the Mexican Pancho Villa Returns. Though pushing 70, Carrillo is convincing as the relatively youthful rebel chieftain Pancho Villa. Made a general in the Mexican army by Presidente Madera, Villa is forced into a life of banditry when Madera is assassinated in 1913. Flying in the face of historical facts, Pancho Villa is depicted as a paragon of virtue, albeit one who has no qualms about executing those who've betrayed his cause. Pancho Villa Returns was written and directed by Miguel Contrera Torres, one of Mexico's most successful (and longest-lasting) filmmakers.
against-all-odds, bad-guy, cowboy, folklore, good-guy, revolution, war, man, Mexico, villa