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Blood and Sand (1941)

Approved | | Drama, Sport | 30 May 1941 (USA)
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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Senora Augustias (as Nazimova)
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Encarnacion
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Antonio Lopez (as William Montague)
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Don Jose Alvarez (as Pedro deCordoba)
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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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30 May 1941 (USA)  »

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Sangre y arena  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Rosita Granada dubbed Rita Hayworth's singing voice. See more »

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When John Carradine's character "dies" his carotid pulse is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Garabato: The bull is not the beast! Look at the crowd! That is the real beast!
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Referenced in Budd Boetticher: An American Original (2005) See more »

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Saeta
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Written and Performed by Vicente Gómez
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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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