Viva Zapata! Overview:

Viva Zapata! (1952) was a Historical - Western Film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.

The film was based on the novel Zapata: The Unconquerable written by Edgecumb Pinchon published in 1941.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorMarlon BrandoNominated
Best Supporting ActorAnthony QuinnWon
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle Wheeler, Leland Fuller; Set Decoration: Thomas Little, Claude CarpenterNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlex NorthNominated
Best WritingJohn SteinbeckNominated
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Eufemio: I love you, but I do not like you.


Fernando: This is all very disorganized.


Fernando: Cut off the head of the snake and the body will die.


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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 3, 1952 with Jean Peters reprising her film role.
Film debut of Henry Silva.
Before Jean Peters landed the role, Julie Harris was set to play Josefa Zapata.
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