GenreBiography, Drama, Western ScreenplayJulian Zimet CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 31, 1972 (1972-10-31) (West Germany) WriterEugenio Martin (story), Julian Zimet (screenplay) Initial releaseOctober 31, 1972 (West Germany) CastTelly Savalas (Pancho Villa), Clint Walker (Scotty), Chuck Connors (Col. Wilcox), Anne Francis (Flo), José María Prada (Luis), Ángel del Pozo (Lt. Eager) Similar moviesBlackhat, The Big Gundown, Chamaco, Hole in the Forehead, Django, 10,000 Dollars for a Massacre
TaglineThe only man to invade the U.S.A.
Y pancho villa como el mismo el vasco
Pancho Villa is a 1972 American, British and Spanish spaghetti western film directed by Eugenio Martín. The film features Telly Savalas, Clint Walker, Chuck Connors and Anne Francis. Shot in Spain, this "brawling spectacle" has an often-overlooked light-comedy satirical facet, which to this day often confuses the viewers. The storyline was developed during the Vietnam War and reflected certain antiwar sentiments in an American society.
After being double-crossed in an arms deal by a gun merchant McDermott (Luis Dávila) from Columbus, New Mexico, a legendary Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa played by (Telly Savalas) and his US lieutenant Scotty (Clint Walker) decide to take a revenge by first raiding a US Army weapons depot in Columbus, and then seizing McDermott. The title song "We All End Up The Same", music by John Cacavas and lyrics by Don Black, is sung by Telly Savalas.
Telly Savalas as Pancho Villa
Clint Walker as Scotty
Chuck Connors as Col. Wilcox
Anne Francis as Flo
José María Prada as Luis
Ángel del Pozo as Lt. Eager
Luis Dávila as McDermott
Mónica Randall as Lupe
Antonio Casas as General Goyo
Alberto Dalbés as Captain Mendoza
Walter Coy as General Pershing
Producer Bernard Gordon wrote in his autobiography that Telly Savalas and Clint Walker did not get along during the shooting of the movie. Salavas made attempts to upstage Walker and even insisted on changing some two-shots into solo shots. On the contrary, Clint Walker enjoyed Anne Francis companionship unlike his onscreen character. This was important to him since not much time passed after Walker barely survived a skiing accident, which, as he told Gordon, completely changed his life. Gordon stated that the production was finished on time and on budget despite script problems.