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Blood and Sand -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (novel)
Jo Swerling (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 May 1941 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Love flamed in the shadow of death!
Plot:
Illiterate peasant Juan Gallardo rises meteorically to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena only to sow the seeds of his own fall. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A classic movie with outstanding actors! See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tyrone Power ... Juan

Linda Darnell ... Carmen Espinosa

Rita Hayworth ... Dona Sol

Alla Nazimova ... Senora Augustias (as Nazimova)

Anthony Quinn ... Manolo de Palma
J. Carrol Naish ... Garabato
Lynn Bari ... Encarnacion

John Carradine ... Nacional
Laird Cregar ... Natalio Curro
Monty Banks ... Antonio Lopez (as William Montague)
Vicente Gómez ... Guitarist (as Vicente Gomez)

George Reeves ... Capt. Pierre Lauren
Pedro de Cordoba ... Don Jose Alvarez (as Pedro deCordoba)
Fortunio Bonanova ... Pedro Espinosa
Victor Kilian ... Priest
Adrian Morris ... La Pulga (as Michael Morris)
Charles Stevens ... Pablo Gomez
Ann E. Todd ... Carmen (as a child) (as Ann Todd)
Cora Sue Collins ... Encarnacion (as a child)
Russell Hicks ... Marquis
Maurice Cass ... El Milquetoast
Rex Downing ... Juan (as a child)
John Wallace ... Francisco
Jacqueline Dalya ... Gachi
Cullen Johnson ... Manolo (as a child)
Larry Harris ... Pablo (as a child)
Ted Frye ... La Pulga (as a child)
Schuyler Standish ... Nacional (as a child)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Curtis ... Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Harry Burns ... Train Engineer (uncredited)
Cecilia Callejo ... Street Gachi (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Waiter (uncredited)
Andre Cuyas ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Thornton Edwards ... Doctor (uncredited)
Paul Ellis ... Ortega (uncredited)
Esther Estrella ... Street Gachi (uncredited)
Mariquita Flores ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Rosita Granada ... Cafe Singer / Singing Voice of Dona Sol (uncredited)
Ilia Khmara ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Kay Linaker ... Guest of Doña Sol (uncredited)
Fred Malatesta ... Waiter (uncredited)
Francisco Marán ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Manolo's Friend (uncredited)
Francisco Moreno ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Bullfight Attendant (uncredited)
Rafael Storm ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Elena Verdugo ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Roquell Verria ... Girl (uncredited)
Michael Visaroff ... Minor Role (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rouben Mamoulian 
 
Writing credits
Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (novel) (as Vicente Blasco Ibanez)

Jo Swerling (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Kane .... associate producer (as Robert T. Kane)
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alfred Newman 
David Buttolph (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Palmer (director of photography)
Ray Rennahan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Bischoff 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Joseph C. Wright 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton 
 
Production Management
William Koenig .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sid Bowen .... assistant director (uncredited)
Robert D. Webb .... assistant director (uncredited)
Henry Weinberger .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Carlos Ruano Lopis .... paintings (uncredited)
Ben Wurtzel .... construction supervisor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Jose Dolores Perez .... tailor: torero costumes (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Vicente Gómez .... musician: guitar (as Vicente Gomez)
José Barroso .... music arranger (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... musical director (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Paul Flato .... jewels (as Flato)
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor director
Morgan Padelford .... associate technicolor director
Budd Boetticher .... dance director: 'El Torero' number (uncredited)
Budd Boetticher .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Fortunio Bonanova .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Francisco Gómez Delgado .... double: Tyrone Power in bullfights (uncredited)
Francisco Gómez Delgado .... instructor: bullfighting (uncredited)
Francisco Gómez Delgado .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Hermes Pan .... dance director: fiesta (uncredited)
Geneva Sawyer .... dance director: 'El Torero' number (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
125 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1948) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (cut) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) | USA:Approved (PCA #7216)

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Trivia:
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:
Revealing mistakes: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gloria ToreraSee more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A classic movie with outstanding actors!, 1 March 2004
Author: zorro-41 from Lake Arrowhead

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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