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Blood and Sand (1941)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  30 May 1941 (USA)
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Illiterate peasant Juan Gallardo rises meteorically to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena only to sow the seeds of his own fall.

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Antonio Lopez (as William Montague)
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Capt. Pierre Lauren
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Don Jose Alvarez (as Pedro deCordoba)
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Pedro Espinosa
Victor Kilian ...
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Bullfighter Juan Gallardo falls for socialite Dona Sol, turning from the faithful Carmen who nevertheless stands by her man as he continues to face real danger in the bullring. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Love flamed in the shadow of death!

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Drama | Sport

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30 May 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arènes sanglantes  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Before selling the rights to 20th Century-Fox, Paramount announced a potential remake in 1932 that was to star Cary Grant and Tallulah Bankhead. It was eventually shelved. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Doña Sol des Muire sings to Juan Gallardo on his first visit to her home, she accompanies herself on the guitar, but while she strums the fingers of her other hand never move to change chords as she plays. See more »

Quotes

Nacional: But it isn't right for you to fill yourself with rum on the day of a corrida. You don't have to worry about the bulls this afternoon. We drew a couple of bravos.
Juan Gallardo: It's not the bulls - it's the crowds. They're waiting for me with claws.
Nacional: The crowd is forgetful, Juanillo, like a woman, and fickle like a woman, and cruel... like a woman.
Juan Gallardo: Shut your mouth!
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Verde luna
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Music and Lyrics by Vicente Gómez
Played on guitar and sung by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Gracilla Pirraga)
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A classic movie with outstanding actors!
1 March 2004 | by (Lake Arrowhead) – See all my reviews

One of Tyrone Powers best efforts as an actor. Linda Darnell is, as usual absoulutly beautiful. Rita, just doesn't make it in the looks department. One wonders why Juan ever left his gorgeous wife (Linda) for this little vixan, Rita. Anthony Quinn is superb as the heavy.

The bull fighting scenes are the best ever filmed. I,personally, do not care for this sport (?). The scene where Power looks eye to eye with the bull, turns his back to the bull and slowly walks away while draging his cape along the sand is a mind blower. This is one of 20th Century Fox's finest moments in motion pictures. How the Academy picked "Sgt. York" over this as best picture of 1941 is a real mystery to me.


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