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Bullfighter and the Lady (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 26 April 1951 (USA)
Johnny Regan, a U.S. citizen, goes to Mexico and takes up bullfighting as a lark, hoping to impress a Mexican beauty, Anita de la Vega. His lighthearted studying, under the tutelage of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anita de la Vega
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Manolo Estrada
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Lisbeth Flood
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Barney Flood
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Chelo Estrada
Antonio Gomez ...
Antonio Gómez
Ismael Pérez ...
Panchito
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Juan
Ruben Padilla ...
Darío Ramírez ...
Pepe Mora
Luis Briones ...
Himself - Torero
Luís Castro ...
Himself - Torero
Ricardo Torres 'Bombita' ...
Himself - Torero (archive footage)
Alfonso Ramírez Calesero ...
Himself - Torero
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Johnny Regan, a U.S. citizen, goes to Mexico and takes up bullfighting as a lark, hoping to impress a Mexican beauty, Anita de la Vega. His lighthearted studying, under the tutelage of aging matador Manolo Estrada, leads to tragedy. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A Fiery Romantic Story of...Courageous Men and Beautiful Women Who Played the Most Dangerous Game on Earth! (original six-sheet poster) See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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26 April 1951 (USA)  »

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Torero  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Patricia McCormick was the first American real female matador and bullfighter. Her braveness is what led to this film being made. See more »

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No Bull in this one
15 May 2003 | by (Venice, CA) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film at a screening in LA a few years ago. I went because I had just been to a number of bullfights after first reading Hemingway's Death In The Afternoon--the ultimate primer on the sport.

Stack was great with more subtlety then I expected. The bulls were magnificent, specially picked for their size at a time when the breeders were trying to size them down. It was said the film brought "real" (i.e. large, brave bulls) back to Mexico for a while. They wanted the size because of the wide shots, and those boys were BIG.

Stack was a champion skeet shooter too, and in one of the stranger scenes in the film, he is shown in shooting form blowin 'em away. Wierd to work such an obscure sport into the movie.


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