Villa Rides [DVD] [1968]

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  • Release Date: 10/18/2016
  • Rating: R
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Synopsis


Villa Rides
Yul Brynner stars as the legendary Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa in this 1968 epic that was originally written by Sam Peckinpah, who hoped to direct it. But studio bosses instead hired Buzz Kulik and cut the script. Villa is commanded by General Huerta (Herbert Lom) and assisted by the sadistic Fierro (Charles Bronson). Captain Francisco Ramirez (Frank Wolff) is a counter-revolutionary leader for whom an American pilot, Lee Arnold (Robert Mitchum), is smuggling guns from Texas. While Arnold is in a small village waiting for his place to be fixed, he sees Ramirez's troops attack the village and get routed by Villa. The rebels arrest Arnold for gun-running and sentence him to face a firing squad. He works a deal to save his skin by agreeing to fly missions for the revolutionaries. While Villa's men attack a train, Arnold bombs government troops with grenades. Arnold's aerial support saves Villa when he is sent on a doomed mission by Huerta, who is vying with Villa for power. Arnold escapes to Texas and Villa is arrested for disobeying Huerta's orders. Villa eventually escapes, finds Arnold in Texas, and convinces him to fight again for the revolution, which is now targeting Huerta, who has assassinated the Mexican president and taken power. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Yul Brynner
    Yul Brynner - Pancho Villa
  • Robert Mitchum
    Robert Mitchum - Lee
  • Maria Grazia Buccella
    Maria Grazia Buccella - Fina Gonzalez
  • Charles Bronson
    Charles Bronson - Fierro
  • Jill Ireland
    Jill Ireland - Girl in Restaurant



Overall customer rating

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would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great action movie with Brynner, Mitchum & Bronson

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    moviereviewer1949
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    The picture & sound quality on this Blu-ray was an upgrade over the DVD. This action movie is set in the early 1900's in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Robert Mitchum plays a plane flying gun runner, Yul Brynner is Pancho Villa and Charles Bronson is Villa's second in command. Mitchum sells some guns to the Colorados but during the landing his airplane's wheel is damaged. He goes to a nearby town whose citizens are sympathetic to Pancho Villa. The Colorados attack the town and Villa and his men arrive a little bit late but drive the Colorados away. Villa finds out that the American Gun Runner has been selling guns to his enemies but before he is shot by Bronson, Villa finds out about the airplane and decides he can use it to his advantage. The actors all turn in fine performances and this movie is one of my favorite westerns, right up there with the Professionals and the Wild Bunch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great War Movie

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    MAK1
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    One of the best movies I have seen, I have been waiting a long time for it to come out on Blue Ray so that I could add to my collection of war movies

    I would recommend this to a friend


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