Cinema: The New Pictures: Apr. 16, 1934

Viva Villa (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). Pancho Villa was a Mexican cattle-thief and revolutionist who, in 1916. eluded with humiliating ease a $130,000,000 expedition under General Pershing sent to punish him for killing U. S. men and women in raids on town—. These doings and his private life was irresponsible a is might appear to make him ble as the hero of a U. S. cinema epic. Such is not the case. Viva Villa, with adroit omissions and exaggerations, makes Mexico's most famed outlaw an estimable child of nature, noble if crude, an illiterate amalgamation of...

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