The Soldiers of Pancho Villa (1961) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Soldiers of Pancho Villa (1961)

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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.

Cast

Antonio Aguilar
as Captain Ventura
María Félix
as La Cucaracha
Emilio Fernandez
as Colonel Antonio Zeta
Pedro Armendáriz
as Colonel Valentin Razo

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Rodríguez, in addition to honoring the classic melodrama of El Indio, emphasizes a social commentary on the sacrifices of people from below who fight for a cause, something that, when the credits roll, leaves me moved. [Full review in Spanish]

August 4, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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