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Fay Wray, Wallace Beery, and stacks of pesos in a scene from Viva Villa (1934)

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Katherine DeMille and Wallace Beery in Viva Villa (1934)

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Wallace Beery and Stuart Erwin in a scene from Viva Villa (1934)

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I don’t know who on whose shoulder Fay Wray has her hand in a scene from Viva Villa (1934) with Wallace Beery.

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Katherine DeMille, Wallace Beery, and an uncredited unknown female in a scene from Viva Villa (1934)

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The Viva Villa train arrives is Mexico with Howard Hawks and his MGM crew to film Viva Villa (1934)

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production still of costumes for the extras in Viva Villa (1934)

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Wallace Beery is a spirited, if not very convincing Pancho Villa in Viva Villa (1934)

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Viva Villa (1934) was the top grossing film of the year and a Best Picture Oscar nominee.

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foreign poster for Viva Villa (1934), Howard Hawks’ only successful movie of the three he worked on at MGM.  Since he was fired, he received no credit, even though he directed at least half of the finished film.

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Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa in a publicity still for Viva Villa (1934)

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Howard Hawks directed all the outdoor scenes in Viva Villa (1934)

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25 cents for an ad for Viva Villa (1934) and future MGM productions.

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foreign poster for Viva Villa (1934)

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print ad for Viva Villa (1934) with seven of the 10 fun facts enlarged enough to be readable.  The 60% of the production filmed in Mexico was by Howard Hawks, although he got no credit.  Hawks was the unnamed director in fun fact number two.