Viva Villa

 

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

Advertisements

Viva Villa

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

Viva Villa

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

Viva Villa

Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa (1934)

Viva Villa

vv

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

Viva Villa

vv2a

(1934)

Viva Villa

Pancho Villa greets the Mexican military leaders in a business suit in Viva Villa (1934).

Viva Villa

Pancho Villa’s face on Mexican currency in a promotional peso for Viva Villa (1934).

Viva Villa

Viva Villa (1934) was the third aborted film for Howard Hawks at MGM, and the last straw for Howard.  He spent his career hopping from studio to studio, but he never worked at MGM again.

Viva Villa

Wallace Beery doesn’t make a convincing Mexican in Viva Villa (1934) but he still gave a spirited performance.

Viva Villa

Viva Villa was the number one box office hit of 1934 and was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

Viva Villa

Wallace Beery gave a spirited performance as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa (1934) if one can overlook the fact that he’s not in the least bit Mexican.

Viva Villa

Wallace Beery gets on his knees in the face of some authority figure in Viva Villa (1934).

Viva Villa

Wallace Beery was not a strong negotiator in Viva Villa (1934).

Viva Villa

Katherine DeMille, adopted daughter of Ceil B., as Rosita Morales with Wallace Beery in Viva Villa (1934).  Katherine had 31 acting credits in her career, from an uncredited bit in a 1930 Cecil B DeMille production, through an uncredited bit in 1956.