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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 »
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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:
The rise and fall of Juan Gallardo. 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)

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
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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:
In order to prepare for the role of Juan Gallardo, Tyrone Power attended a bullfight with his wife, Annabella. Because of Power's great stature as a star, he and his wife were given VIP seats in the center front of the ring. Power became violently ill witnessing the bullfight, and in order to get him out of the arena, Annabella said she was ill.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:
Featured in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Verde lunaSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The rise and fall of Juan Gallardo., 25 May 2008
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

Uneducated peasant Juan Gallardo rises to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena. From here he falls for the socially active Dona Sol; thus breaking the heart of his childhood sweetheart Carmen. Nevertheless she stands by her man as he continues to face danger in the bullring, but ego and love will give Juan his biggest fight of all.

This remake of the 1922 silent Rudolph Valentino picture is certainly a lavish production, the colour cinematography by Ernest Palmer & Ray Rennahan rightly won the Academy Award, and it's directed with adroit skill by Roublen Mamoulian. The story is a great one as well, following the rise of Gallardo (a solid if too staid Tyrone Power) is always intriguing, and it's watching his constant battle with his emotions that is the film's drawing card. However, there can be a case made for the film resting too much on its dialogue driven laurels, for far too many times I personally found myself hankering for an up turn in pace to help emphasise the emotional nature of the characters.

The cast do OK without really excelling, Rita Hayworth looks gorgeous and a fine career blossomed from here on in, while Linda Darnell as the other love interest glides nicely from scene to scene. Anthony Quinn takes the best supporting honours, where his Manolo is vigorous with a cheeky glint in the eye, whilst sadly John Carradine is underused and his Nacional is not fully fleshed out until its far too late.

It's at times sexy (damn flamenco always a winner to me), it's got guts, and it looks absolutely gorgeous, but it's not quite the whole classy package it could have been. 7/10

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