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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 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A Great Classic Film With a Cast of Screen GIANTS! 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)
 
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:
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 20, 1941 with Tyrone Power reprising his film role.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:
Natalio Curro:[referring to Dona Sol at the arena] If this is death in the afternoon, she is death in the evening.See more »
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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A Great Classic Film With a Cast of Screen GIANTS!, 18 March 2004
Author: whpratt1 from United States

Viewed "Blood & Sand" when it first came out in 1941 in NYC and it was considered a great film, and even today, generation after generation enjoy seeing this film and the great classic actors. Many audiences at the time thought that the bull fighting scenes were cruel and disgusting. Tyrone Power(Juan Gallardo),"Eddie Duchin Story",'56 was a very handsome actor who put his heart and soul into this great acting role. It was a shame that Tyrone Power died at a very young age and it was quite sometime before anyone even told his own mother about his death, because she was very elderly and the news would have broken her heart. Linda Darnell(Carmen Espinosa)"Zero Hour",'57 was the perfect wife of Juan and gave a great supporting role. Linda Darnell was visiting her sister in Chicago and died in a fire accident. J. Carrol Naish, (Garabato)"House of Frankenstein",'44 was a faithful friend and supporter of Juan and John Carradine(Nacional),"Evils of the Night",'85 gave his advice to help Juan become a great bull fighter. Laird Cregar,(Natalio Curro), "Hangover Square",'45 was a newspaper critic and played a very two faced role towards Juan. Anthony Quinn( Manola de Palma),"Revenge",'90, was a super star in this picture and was becoming a great classic giant on the silver screen. Rita Hayworth,"Salome",'53 was the temptress of Juans very heart and soul and did her very best to almost ruin his marriage and his career in the bull fighting ring! It is a shame that Rita Hayworth had a short life, suffering from Alzheimer's in her later years in life. This is a film I can see over and over again, very great films were produced in 1941 and this one will live on forever!

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