Viva Max! (1969)

96 mins | Comedy | 1969

Director:

Jerry Paris

Writer:

Elliott Baker

Producer:

Mark Carliner

Cinematographer:

Henri Persin

Production Designer:

James Hulsey

Production Company:

Mark Carliner Productions
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in San Antonio, Texas, and ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in San Antonio, Texas, and Rome. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
2nd unit photog
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
Post prod supervisor
Post prod supervisor
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Perf
Mus supv
Mus coordinator
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Scr supv
Dial coach
Dial cons
Prop master
Gaffer
Casting
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Viva Max! by James Lehrer (New York, 1966).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
San Antonio, Texas, opening: 18 December 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Mark Carliner Productions
Copyright Date:
18 December 1969
Copyright Number:
LP40002
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color
Duration(in mins):
96
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gen. Maximilian Rodrigues de Santos leads his motley band of Mexican soldiers across the United States border on the pretext of marching in the Washington's Birthday parade; instead, the men advance to San Antonio and capture the Alamo. Max telephones Police Chief George Sylvester and proclaims his triumph, and Sylvester calls in a local National Guard unit, led by Gen. Billy Joe Hallson. The Mexicans refuse to leave the fort, however, and Max outwits the Guard when he learns that they have not been issued ammunition. During the ensuing siege, Max captures Hattie Longstreet Daniel, a right-wing fanatic who was visiting the fort, and Paula Whitland, a young woman who operates the souvenir stand. Paula becomes sympathetic to the Mexican's revolutionary cause, but Hattie secretly sends a message for help to her nephew, Sam Gillison, the leader of the Sentries, a para-military organization pledged to the defense of the United States. Max is wounded in the confrontation with the Sentries but courageously leads his unarmed soldiers to victory and then orders the army back to ... +


Gen. Maximilian Rodrigues de Santos leads his motley band of Mexican soldiers across the United States border on the pretext of marching in the Washington's Birthday parade; instead, the men advance to San Antonio and capture the Alamo. Max telephones Police Chief George Sylvester and proclaims his triumph, and Sylvester calls in a local National Guard unit, led by Gen. Billy Joe Hallson. The Mexicans refuse to leave the fort, however, and Max outwits the Guard when he learns that they have not been issued ammunition. During the ensuing siege, Max captures Hattie Longstreet Daniel, a right-wing fanatic who was visiting the fort, and Paula Whitland, a young woman who operates the souvenir stand. Paula becomes sympathetic to the Mexican's revolutionary cause, but Hattie secretly sends a message for help to her nephew, Sam Gillison, the leader of the Sentries, a para-military organization pledged to the defense of the United States. Max is wounded in the confrontation with the Sentries but courageously leads his unarmed soldiers to victory and then orders the army back to Mexico. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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