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The Life of General Villa

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The Life of General Villa
Directed byChristy Cabanne
Written byFrank E. Woods
Produced byH. E. Aitken
Frank N. Thayer
D. W. Griffith
StarringPancho Villa
Raoul Walsh
CinematographyRaoul Walsh
Distributed byMutual Film Corporation
Mexican War Film Corp.
Release date
  • May 9, 1914 (1914-05-09)
Running time
105 min
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

The Life of General Villa (1914) is a silent biographical actiondrama film starring Pancho Villa as himself, shot on location during a civil war. The film incorporated both staged scenes and authentic live footage from real battles during the Mexican Revolution, around which the plot of the film revolves. The film was produced by D. W. Griffith and featured future director Raoul Walsh as the younger version of Villa.[1]

Currently the film is presumably lost,[2] with only unedited fragments and publicity stills known to exist.

The making of the film and associated events were dramatized in the film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003) with Antonio Banderas starring as Villa and Kyle Chandler playing Walsh.[1][2]

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Pancho Villa

Pancho Villa's reason for starring in the movie was financial as he needed funds to help the Mexican Revolution. He eventually signed a contract with the Mutual Film Corporation where he received a $25,000 advance and was promised 50% of the profits from the film for agreeing to let the company shoot his battles in daylight, and for re-enacting them if more footage was needed. (The contract resides in a museum in Mexico City at the Archivo Federico Gonzalez Garza, folio 3057.)

Raoul Walsh wrote extensively about the experience in his autobiography Each Man in His Time,[3] describing Villa's charisma as well as noting that peasants would knock the teeth out of corpses with rocks in the wake of firing squads in order to harvest the gold fillings, which was captured on film and had the projectionists vomiting in the screening room back in Los Angeles.

The following year, Walsh played John Wilkes Booth in Griffith's epic The Birth of a Nation[4] and directed the early gangster movie, Regeneration, on location in the Bowery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "The Life of General Villa". Retrieved 2024-02-28.
  2. ^ a b Heffernan, Virginia (6 September 2003). "TELEVISION REVIEW; Pancho Villa Fights for Glory And D.W. Griffith for Money". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 February 2024.
  3. ^ Walsh, Raoul (1974). Each Man in His Time: The Life Story of a Director. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. pp. 85–102. ISBN 0374145539.
  4. ^ "The Birth of a Nation". Retrieved 2024-02-28.
  5. ^ "Regeneration". Retrieved 2024-03-02.

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