Villa Rides

Synopsis: Pulled into the Mexican Revolution by his own greed, Texas gunrunner & pilot Lee Arnold joins bandit-turned-patriot Pancho Villa & his band of dedicated men in a march across Mexico battling the Colorados & stealing women's hearts as they go. But each has a nemesis among his friends: Arnold is tormented by Fierro, Villa's right-hand-man; and Villa must face possible betrayal by his own president's naiveté.
Genre: War, Western
Director(s): Buzz Kulik
Production: Paramount Pictures
 
IMDB:
6.5
R
Year:
1968
125 min
22 Views

[DRUMS AND CYMBALS]

[MUSICAL WHISTLING]

[PROPELLER HUMMING]

KEEP THE LINE!

HOLD!

[TIRE BLOWS]

[SHUTS OFF ENGINE]

[HORSES GALLOPING]

Officer:

BRING OVER THE MULES!

WELCOME, SENOR.

MAY WE REMOVE THE GUN?

CERTAINLY, SERGEANT,

YOU MAY.

OK.

CAPTAIN:

FRANCISCO RAMIREZ

AT YOUR ORDERS, SIR.

MY GENERAL'S

COMPLIMENTS, SIR.

AND MINE TO HIM, SIR.

LEE ARNOLD.

HURRY UP! WE HAVEN'

T GOT ALL DAY!

MY PLEASURE,

MR. ARNOLD.

YOUR HEALTH.

AND YOURS.

[FOOTSTEPS]

10 GUNS,

MY CAPTAIN.

Officer:

PREPARE TO MOVE OUT!

20,000 PESOS

IN GOLD.

WE NEED EVERY GUN WE CAN

GET AGAINST THIS VILLA.

YOU MEAN:

HE FIGHTS THAT WELL?

HE'S A TERRIBLE

FIGHTER.

THAT'S THE TROUBLE

WITH HIM.

PANCHO VILLA...

CRAWLS OU FROM UNDER HIS ROCK,

SHOOTS YOU IN THE BACK,

ROBS YOU,

AND THEN RUNS:

AND HIDES AGAIN.

HE'S A MENACE TO MEXIC

O, BELIEVE ME.

CAPTAIN...

Officer:

GROUP IS ALL READY, SIR.

YOU SUPPOSE I COULD BORROW

A COUPLE OF YOUR MEN

TO GET THE WHEEL

BACK ON MY PLANE?

I'D LIKE TO BE ABLE

TO TAKE OFF.

MY REGRETS,

MR. ARNOLD,

BUT MY GENERAL:

HAS ORDERED ME:

TO RETURN WITH THESE GUNS

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

FIRST VILLAGE SOUTH OF US

IS CHUPADERO.

THEY HAVE:

AN EXCELLENT BLACKSMITH.

HE FORGED CAISSON

UNDERPINNINGS FOR VILLA,

SO I'M SURE

HE CAN HELP YOU.

[MULE FOOTSTEPS]

MY REGRETS,

MR. ARNOLD,

BUT IT'S THE BES I CAN OFFER.

I'LL TAKE IT.

ONE OTHER THING...

THE VILLAGERS--THEY'RE

WHAT WE CALL PACIFICOS.

THEY DON'T FIGHT FOR HIM, BU THEY'RE SYMPATHETIC TO VILLA.

IT WOULD BE WISE NO TO TELL 'EM WHY YOU ARE HERE.

[SIGHS]

Officer:

GROUP, FORWARD...

MARCH!

THEY WON'T HURT YOU,

MR. ARNOLD.

JUST DON'T STAY TOO LONG,

THAT'S ALL.

SO, FIX YOUR AIRPLANE,

COME BACK,

AND FLY FOR US.

MUCH MORE MONEY.

Capt. Ramirez:
HAH!

[EXCITED YELLING]

THIS IS MR. ARNOLD.

HE'S A GRINGO

FROM EL PASO,

HE FLIES IN THE AIR,

AND I AM TAKING HIM

TO THE BLACKSMITH.

HE'S A GRINGO

FROM EL PASO.

FINA, I AM TAKING HIM

TO SEE YOUR FATHER.

[CHILDREN YELLING]

...AND I AM TAKING HIM

TO THE BLACKSMITH.

THIS IS MR. ARNOLD.

HE'S A GRINGO

FROM EL PASO,

AND I AM TAKING HIM

TO THE BLACKSMITH.

HO...

I'M THE BLACKSMITH.

MR. ARNOLD,

THIS IS:

LUIS GONZALES.

HOW DO YOU DO?

MOVE! HEY, HEY.

AHH.

HEY, GET AWAY

FROM THERE.

YOU WANT I TO BITE YOU?

YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN

AN AIRPLANE BEFORE?

WELL,

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

OH, I AM SORRY,

SENOR ARNOLD,

BUT NOTHING MORE

CAN BE DONE TILL TOMORROW.

BUT THIS ISN' EXACTLY MY AIRPLANE.

YOU SEE, I JUST, UH,

BORROWED IT KIND OF,

AND IF I DON' GET IT BACK--

SENOR ARNOLD,

DO NOT WORRY.

YOU MAY NOT BE AT HOME,

BUT TONIGHT YOU WILL

BE IN YOUR OWN HOUSE.

COME.

BUT HE'LL COME

LOOKIN'--

COME. COME.

COME. COME.

SOMETHING DISPLEASES

YOU, MR. ARNOLD?

OH, NO,

EVERYTHING'S FINE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

JUST GREAT.

COFFEE, MR. ARNOLD?

PLEASE.

FINA, COFFEE.

CIGARETTE.

ALLOW ME.

OH, NO.

HO HO.

THANK YOU:

VERY MUCH.

BONITO?

Luis:

IT'S ALL RIGHT.

YOU KNOW,

MR. ARNOLD,

IT'S TOO BAD YOU DIDN'

T HAVE ENGINE TROUBLE

A LITTLE EARLIER.

YOU MISSED:

A GREAT MOMEN IN THE LIFE

OF OUR VILLAGE.

PANCHO VILLA:

CAME HERE TODAY.

WELL, I DON'T KNOW

MUCH ABOUT HIM.

YOU KNOW, FROM THE STATES,

HE'S JUST KNOWN AS A BANDIT.

Luis:
NO, NO.

PANCHO VILLA IS:

NO LONGER A BANDIT.

HE'S NOT?

Bonito:
NO.

NO, NO,

NO, NO, NO.

HE--HE IS FIGHTING

FOR THE REVOLUTION.

THE COLORADOS,

THEY ARE TRYING TO

DESTROY THE REVOLUTION.

THEYARE TRYING:

TO TAKE AWAY:

OUR PRESIDENT MADERO.

THAT'S, UH, TYPICAL

OF THE COLORADOS.

[LAUGHING]

YOU ARE A WISE MAN,

MR. ARNOLD.

BELIEVE ME,

IF YOU EVER:

SEE SOLDIERS:

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Robert Towne

Robert Towne (born Robert Bertram Schwartz; November 23, 1934) is an American screenwriter, producer, director and actor. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. His most notable work was his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974), which is widely considered one of the greatest movie screenplays ever written. He also wrote its sequel The Two Jakes in 1990, and wrote the Hal Ashby comedy-dramas The Last Detail (1973), and Shampoo (1975), as well as the first two Mission Impossible films (1996, 2000). more…

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