Villa Rides (1968) was a War - Western Film directed by Buzz Kulik and produced by Ted Richmond.
Villa Rides! (1968) with Yul BrynnerBy Orson De Welles on Dec 4, 2014 From Classic Film Freak
Share This! Villa rages! Villa lusts! Villa kills! VILLA RIDES! Name a good motion picture about the Mexican Revolution.? No, I can’t really name one either.? And after watching 1968’s Villa Rides! I still can’t.? Not that Villa Rides! is a bad picture, because it isn’t.? But... Read full article
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Lee Arnold: What about Villa? Did you hear anything about him?
Client in barber shop: Yeah... Yeah, he escaped from jail in Mexico City. Huerta has practically his entire army looking for him. Must want him pretty bad, huh?
Lee Arnold: Yeah, I guess he does.
Client in barber shop: Hey, Lee. Is this 'Villa' a friend of yours?
Lee Arnold: Yeah, I know him.
Pancho Villa: Everyone is not like you.
President Francisco Madero: My friend, it's very much better that I die a fool trusting too much, than live a tyrant trusting no one at all.
Rodolfo Fierro: Pancho. Don't argue with him. Shoot him, and let's go.
Pancho Villa: No. No, we don't do that any more.
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One of the extras in the film, playing a Mexican guerrilla girl, is Turkish singer Seyyal Taner. She would later receive notoriety for scoring no points in the 1987 Eurovision song contest.
Sam Peckinpah wrote the original script and was set to direct, but Yul Brynner didn't like the script because it made Pancho Villa - a man who had given standing orders to shoot all prisoners - "look like a bad guy". Peckinpah was fired and his script was rewritten by Robert Towne to conform to Brynner's idea of what Villa was like.
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