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Villa!!

Villa!!(1958)

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The closing cast credits for Villa!! differ in order from the opening credits. Voice-over narration at the close of the film suggests that the people of Mexico will fight until they conquer those who have been unjust to them.
       While in the film Francisco "Pancho" Villa is already a bandito, or outlaw, when he kills the man who raped his sister, the real Villa was only sixteen when he killed a man for molesting his sister. To avoid arrest, Villa fled to the mountains where he became a bandit and laborer. In 1910, revolutionary Francisco Madero convinced Villa to join him in a revolution against then-President Porfirio Daz. For more information about Villa and the Mexican revolution, see the entry for the 1934 M-G-M film Viva Villa in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40. Villa!! was shot entirely on location in Mexico and was released just after Sierra Baron, with which it shared star Brian Keith and many crew members.