TITLE

PANCHO VILLA'S WAR (MOVIE)

AUTHOR(S)
BARRA, ALLEN
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Military History;Nov2011, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the making of a film on Pancho Villa during the Mexican civil war by American film pioneer D. W. Griffith's Mutual Film Corp. and actor/director Raoul Walsh in 1914. It talks about Walsh's acting career, how the Mexican revolution started in 1910, and the contract signed by Villa with Mutual Film to shoot "The Life of Pancho Villa." It also narrates how Walsh had to make up his own script for the movie which was a blend of fiction and documentary.
ACCESSION #
65218550

 

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