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The Life of General Villa (1914) was a Action Film directed by Raoul Walsh and Christy Cabanne and produced by D.W. Griffith and H.E. Aitken.

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Although the film itself has been lost, unedited silent black and white reels of the battle of Ojinaga taken by Mutual cameramen while under actual combat conditions, and under the direction of Frank Thayer and under contract by Pancho Villa and Mutual (the actual contract resides in a museum in Mexico City at the Archivo Federico Gonzalez Garza, folio 3057) still exists and can be found at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, under the Charles Pryor Collection and the General Hugh Lenox Scott Collection at the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress.
Although still photographs exist of some scenes and publicity stills, and although the actual reviews remain as well as many articles in Reel Life depicting the back story of the filming process by Mutual, the film itself has unfortunately been lost to posterity.
Under his contract with the Mutual Film Corporation, Pancho Villa received a $25,000 advance and was promised 50% of the profits from the film for agreeing to let the company shoot his battles in daylight, and for re-enacting them if more footage was needed.
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Also directed by Christy Cabanne




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Also produced by D.W. Griffith




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Also released in 1914




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