Monday, June 9, 2014
War With Huerta -- June 9, 2014
The Magnet Film Releasing Company had two films about the Mexican Revolution. War With Huerta, "An Exclusive and Original Moving Picture...by Special Arrangements with HUERTA, 'The Man of the Hour."
Francisco Madero, a democrat who fought for social justice, was a leader of the revolution, who was elected President after hated dictator Porfirio Diaz resigned and fled in 1911. In February, 1913, General Victoriano Huerta led a military coup. Madero was deposed and then assassinated. I think I remember more than one movie where the characters would say Huerta's name then spit. The only movie I could find in a quick Google search was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I believe there are others.
Rather than the Man of the Hour, Huerta was, like Kerensky in Russia, the man of five minutes.
Huerta was President for a while until he was forced to resign and go into exile in the United States. He later went to jail because he conspired with the Germans to get back into office.
Uncle Sam in Mexico was a drama about US Marines invading Vera Cruz.
The ads are from the 13-June-1914 Moving Picture World.