Viva Villa

Katherine DeMille as Rosita Morales and Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa in a publicity still for Viva Villa (1934).  Katherine was born in Vancouver, was the adopted daughter of Cecil B DeMille and was married to Anthony Quinn from 1937 to 1965.  They had five children.

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Pancho Villa with one of his young followers in Viva Villa (1934)

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Fay Wray as Teresa in Viva Villa (1934), a rare film in which she is not required to scream in horror.

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In a typical Howard Hawks group musical interlude, Pancho Villa grabs a guitar with a group of revolutionaries in Viva Villa (1934)

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Viva Villa is Howard Hawks’ 16th film.  He was responsible for all location shooting in Mexico and was fired and replaced by Jack Conway when production resumed in Hollywood.

Viva Villa premiered Apr 10, 1934

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Viva Villa (1934) was the number one box office hit of the year and was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.  Ben Hecht was nominated for the adapted screenplay and Douglas Shearer for the sound.  It was an Oscar winner for John Waters as best assistant director.  This was an actual category between 1933 and 1937.

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Pancho Villa disagrees with Joseph Schildkraut as General Pascal in Viva Villa (1934) in a rerelease publicity still.

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Fay Wray and Wallace Beery in a publicity still for Viva Villa (1934)

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Wallace Beery in a publicity still as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa (1934).  Wallace was born in Kansas City and had 241 acting credits in his career, from a 1913 short to 1949.  His career included an Oscar winner for his performance in The Champ (1931).  He was also nominated the previous year for The Big House.

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Wallace Beery is not very believable as Mexican Pancho Villa in Viva Villa (1934) but his performance is quite spirited.