The Soldiers of Pancho Villa (1959)

Genres - Adventure  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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Soldiers of Pancho Villa is the English-language title for the Mexican historical epic La Cucaracha. The matchless Maria Felix stars as a patriotic young woman whose admiration for Villa borders on the fanatical. Maria rallies her countrymen to stand by Villa in his fight to wrest control of Mexico from the oppressive aristos. Dolores Del Rio also appears, leading one to muse about the degree of tension that must have existed on the set between two of Mexico's most gorgeous actresses. Emilio Fernandez and Pedro Armendariz round out the all-star cast. Shown but fitfully on American television in the 1960s, Soldiers of Pancho Villa was frequently showcased on the Univision cable service of the 1980s and 1990s.

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leader, military, villa