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The Life of General Villa (1914)




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In 1914, during the Mexican Revolution, the Mutual Film Co. contracted Pancho VIlla to produce this silent film documenting his adventures.


Raoul Walsh
as Young Pancho Villa
Irene Hunt
as Villa's Sister
Teddy Sampson
as Villa's Sister
Walter Long
as Federal Officer
Mae Marsh
as American Lover

Critic Reviews for The Life of General Villa

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The Villa film was poorly directed in spots. A distinct titter ran through the house when Villa as he raced from his prison cell, after his unexpected liberation, stopped to consult with himself before the camera.

July 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Though historically the pictorial story is open to doubt, its dramatic value is assured.

July 18, 2020 | Full Review…

General Pancho Villa, Mexican leader, who has occupied columns and columns of space in newspapers, has been once more in the lime light, so that now of all times, seems the psychological moment in which to release [this film].

July 28, 2020 | Full Review…

The drama, The Life of General Villa, may or may not have any foundation or truth, but the fact remains that it makes very interesting entertainment.

July 21, 2020 | Full Review…

True, there are no close-up views of a man ramming a bayonet down another man's throat, such as one sees in the fiction war pictures, but there are scenes showing real fighting as It la done now. The films are an important achievement.

July 18, 2020 | Full Review…

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