Viva Villa

card promoting Viva Villa (1934) from a pack of Mitchell’s Cigarettes.

Viva Villa

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

Viva Villa

foreign lobby card for Viva Villa (1934)

Viva Villa

fake dinero promoting Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa (1934)

Viva Villa

Stuart Erwin grabs the barrel of someone else’s gun in a publicity still for Viva Villa (1934)

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Katherine DeMille and Walter Beery exchange words in a publicity still for Viva Villa (1934).  It’s unknown who is on Wallace’s lap, but Katherine doesn’t seem to like it.

Viva Villa

foreign lobby card for Viva Villa (1934)

Viva Villa

foreign lobby card for Viva Villa (1934)

Viva Villa

Viva Villa premiered Apr 10, 1934 and became the number one box office hit of the year.  It was the 16th film that Howard Hawks directed, and the second film, after the previous The Prizefighter and the Lady, also at MGM, that he did not complete.

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

Viva Villa

Spanish poster for dubbed version of Viva Villa (1934)/  Wallace Beery gave a spirited performance, but there was no attempt at a Mexican accent or a Mexican appearance.  Perhaps being dubbed into Spanish makes Wallace’s performance more realistic.

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Wallace Beery makes a point in a scene from Viva Villa (1934)

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two page ad for Wallace Beery’s Viva Villa (1934) and 20 Mule Team (1934).

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foreign poster for Viva Villa (1934)

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flyer for Viva Villa (1934), an epic drama