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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 (based on the novel by)
Jo Swerling (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 May 1941 (USA) See more »
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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 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Death in the Afternoon 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 ... El Nacional
Laird Cregar ... Natalio Curro
Monty Banks ... Antonio Lopez (as William Montague)
Vicente Gómez ... Guitarist (as Vicente Gomez)

George Reeves ... Captain 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)

Directed by
Rouben Mamoulian 
 
Writing credits
Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (based on the novel by) (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 (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Joseph C. Wright 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (costumes)
 
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)
 
Stunts
Armilitas .... bullfight double: tyrone power
 
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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
125 min
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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:
The tailor, Jose Dolores Perez, made exact copies of two of the matador suits of famed bullfighter Francisco Gómez Delgado (Armallita) to be worn by Tyrone Power.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:
Juan Gallardo:The cow hasn't been born yet that can give birth to the bull that can hurt me!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Mechanic (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tu no te llamasSee more »

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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Death in the Afternoon, 23 December 2003
Author: MGMboy from San Francisco

`Blood and Sand' based on the novel by Ibanez and presented by 20th Century-Fox is a masterpiece of old style Hollywood filmmaking. Director Rouben Mamoulian pulls out all the stops to present this Technicolor flushed romantic story of Juan Gallardo who is portrayed by the impossibly beautiful Tyrone Power. Juan grows from a poor boy dreaming of glory in the bullrings of Spain to the epitome of arrogance and ignorant of the cost to his soul of his fame. The three principals of the story are, Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell as his childhood sweetheart Carmen, and Rita Hayworth as the seductive and hollow Dona Sol. Tyrone Power presents us with a marvelous, energetic portrait of a young, brash and over confident Juan. His first close-up bursts the edges of the screen and burns in the colors of Goya. Tyrone Power was made for the movies and cinematographers Ernest Palmer and Ray Rennahan film him with as much care as they do the two female leads. Thus this overpoweringly beautiful close-up sucks the viewer into the world of Juan and one is swept away by his charm and bravado. Mr. Powers's performance is almost overshadowed at first by his physical presence but as the story progresses his talent as a film actor takes over and sustains the viewer to the end.

Linda Darnell, a great beauty of the movies and by her own admission, not much of an actress, turns in a very good performance as Juan's discarded wife Carmen. I do not agree with Miss Darnell's opinion of her talents. One only has to look at `Letter to Three Wives' to see what an accomplished screen actress she was. And here too she takes the thankless roll of Carmen and makes one care about the poor girl. Then we have Rita Hayworth who here in `Blood and Sand' sets the standard for the great-lost beauties of the silver screen. Her Dona Sol is everything we hope for in the empty shell of a femme fatal. It is said of her, at one point in the film by a newspaper critic of bullfighting, as he points to the ring: `Gentleman, if this is death in the afternoon, then she is death in the evening.' And Miss Hayworth lives up to every inch of his description in this her breakout performance.

In the garden scene where she performs the `Toro!' seduction and sings to her victim Juan, she is utterly captivating and irresistible in her Travis Banton gown and cascading titian hair. Here we see the birth of Rita Hayworth and the demise of Rita Cansino. Also worth mentioning are Anthony Quinn as one of Juan's boyhood friends, Manola De Palma and the wonderful silent star Alla Nazemova who is heart breaking as Juan's mother. The music by the masterful Alfred Newman sets the tone and emotion of the film. Lush and full of the sounds of Spain it is one of his best.

Darryl Zanuck believed that story was everything in film. Without a good story you had nothing to build a film on. In `Blood and Sand' the head of Fox proves his point and gives us a great movie presented in the grand style of Hollywood's golden age.

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