Viva Zapata!

Viva Zapata!

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Overview

Viva Zapata!

Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by Elia Kazan, this film follows the life of Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata (Marlon Brando) from his peasant upbringing, through his rise to power in the early 1900s, to his death. The film presents an interesting but fictionalized picture of Zapata. Zapata, the child of tenant-farmers, was joined by Pancho Villa in his rebellion against tyrannical President Porfirio Diaz. The film romanticizes Zapata and in doing so unfortunately distorts the true nature of the wars he waged. Zapata fought, not to conquer Mexico but to free the land for the peasants of Morelos and other southern provinces. The Oscar-nominated screenplay by John Steinbeck ignores some historical details in order to focus on the corruptive influence of power. Marlon Brando won an Academy Award nomination for his work, as did Anthony Quinn, who took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his headstrong, hard-fighting, hard-drinking, intensely romantic character who does not hesitate to die for love. The film also features a beautiful score by Alex North, who also received an Academy Award nomination.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/2013
UPC: 0024543782766
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 39,464

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Emiliano Zapata
Jean Peters Josefa Espejo
Anthony Quinn Eufemio Zapata
Joseph Wiseman Fernando Aguirre
Arnold Moss Don Nacio
Margo Soldadera
Alan Reed Pancho Villa
Harold Gordon Don Francisco Madero
Lou Gilbert Pablo
Mildred Dunnock Senora Espejo
Frank Silvera Huerta
Nina Varela Aunt
Florenz Ames Senor Espejo
Bernie Gozier Zapatista
Frank de Kova Col. Guajardo
Pedro Regas Innocente
Richard Garrick Old General
Fay Roope Diaz
Ross Bagdasarian Officer
Leonard George Husband
Will Kuluva Lazaro
Abner Biberman Captain
Philip Van Zandt Extra
Henry Corden Senior Officer
Fernanda Eliscu Fuentes' Wife
Robert Filmer Captain
Joseph Granby Gen. Fuentes
George Lewis Rurale
Peter Mamakos Soldier
Belle Mitchell Nacio's Wife
Julia Montoya Wife
Guy Thomajan Eduardo
Nestor Paiva New General
Ric Roman Manager
Henry Silva Peon who challenges "president" Zapata

Technical Credits
Elia Kazan Director
Claude E. Carpenter Set Decoration/Design
W.D. Flick Sound/Sound Designer
Leland Fuller Art Director
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Joe MacDonald Cinematographer
Barbara McLean Editor
Alfred Newman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Alex North Score Composer
Ben Nye Makeup
Fred Sersen Special Effects
John Steinbeck Screenwriter
William Travilla Costumes/Costume Designer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

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