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Viva Zapata! (1952)

20th Century- Fox Director: Elia Kazan Starring: Marlon Brando , Jean Peters , Anthony Quinn Honors: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor In a background of a politically dividing post-war America comes a motion picture about the divide between corrupt politicians the poorer class they take advantage of, and the man that fought against the exploitation. Following the success of the previous year’s A Streetcar Named Desire , director Elia Kazan and rapidly rising star actor Marlon Brando team up again with a feature equally driven by characters, despite being a challenge of their first picture shot primarily on location. Using the early century historical figure of a neighboring nation the feature was a quiet political statement film featuring some significant known names of Hollywood.   Viva Zapata! is a western historical drama sharing a fictionalized account of the Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata. A meek farming peasant recognizing the corruption of Mexican leadershi

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