5.9/10
131
2 user 3 critic

The Magnificent Matador (1955)

Karen Harrison is a spoiled, rich, American predator who falls head-over-heels for the brooding, tormented, about-to-retire matador, Luis Santos who has inexplicably run away prior to a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two American divers are distracted by fair ladies and skulduggery while trying to salvage a gold ship off Jamaica.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Robert Ryan, Mala Powers, Anthony Quinn
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. ... See full summary »

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Robert Stack, Joy Page, Gilbert Roland
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tough Duke Mullane tries to open a new mine in the jungle, but the natives turn hostile...except for one lissome dancer.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Jeff Chandler, Marilyn Maxwell, Anthony Quinn
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Brian Hawke of the Royal Navy versus the pirates of Madagascar.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A small boy causes big trouble by exposing political graft.

Director: Jerry Hopper
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, John Forsythe, Tim Hovey
The Long Wait (1954)
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An amnesiac finally learns his true identity...as a murder suspect. And he doesn't even know whether he is guilty...

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, Gene Evans
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Wyoming, Sweetwater town sheriff Stan Blaine finds himself in the middle of a range war between greedy cattle barons and newcomer settlers who compete for public lands and unbranded stray cattle.

Director: Lee Sholem
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Alex Nicol, William Bishop
Adventure | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sinbad is a story teller who weaves great adventures about - himself. Whether they are true or not, no one knows. For this is the story of the eight adventures of Sinbad - as told by Sinbad... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak
Tripoli (1950)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1805, the United States battles the pirates of Tripoli as the Marines fight to raise the American flag

Director: Will Price
Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Howard Da Silva
Seminole (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A cavalry lieutenant on trial for murder recounts his efforts make peace with the Seminole Indian tribe, under an evil major.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Karen Harrison
...
Luís Santos
Manuel Rojas ...
Rafael Reyes
Richard Denning ...
Mark Russell
...
Don David
...
Mona Wilton
William Ching ...
Jody Wilton (as William Brooks Ching)
Eduardo Noriega ...
Miguel
Lorraine Chanel ...
Sarita Sebastian
...
Emiliano
Jesus 'Chucho' Solorzano ...
Himself
Joaquín Rodríguez 'Cagancho' ...
Himself
Rafael Rodríguez ...
Himself
Antonio Velasquez ...
Himself
Jorge 'Ranchero' Aguilar ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Karen Harrison is a spoiled, rich, American predator who falls head-over-heels for the brooding, tormented, about-to-retire matador, Luis Santos who has inexplicably run away prior to a corrida that was to occasion the "alternativa" of a young, up-and-coming bullfighter. The mystery is solved 94 minutes later, after Maureen has conquered Tony and Tony has saved Marueen's life by caping a toro bravo with his plaid horse blanket. Written by Stanley Conrad <sconrad2@cris.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The most dangerous game on earth !

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 April 1956 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Die Nacht gehört uns  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints)| (Western Electric Recording) (optical prints)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Maureen O'Hara in her memoirs Tis Herself, during the shooting of this movie, many people booed in a scene where a bull was not actually killed. They expected a bull to be sacrificed for every take. Maureen O'Hara said that she was very upset because of this. See more »

Quotes

Karen Harrison: Why don't you get some Sleep
Luís Santos: Not tired
Karen Harrison: But you must be today been pretty rough and I know you didn't sleep much last night.
Luís Santos: You let me worry about that
[Pulls her hair back and kisses her]
Luís Santos: What the matter Ms. Harrison who you try to kid?
Karen Harrison: Because the tequila couldn't help you forget, you you think maybe I can?
Luís Santos: You kidding? Even for what happen at the stables?
Karen Harrison: I'm not a child Mr. Santos
Luís Santos: Then Stop acting like one
[...]
See more »

Soundtracks

The Magnificent Matador
Music by Edward L. Alperson Jr.
Lyrics by Paul Herrick
Performed by Kitty White
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Theme sounds a bit Zimmiliar
13 December 2012 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Interesting point with The Magnificent Matador is that you can see a segment of Raoul Kraushaar's score provides the melody for Hans Zimmer's opening theme in Gladiator. Good technicians have no qualms borrowing from others. Here Hans Zimmer has cut and pasted a full seven note section.

Don't mean to harp here but more text is required. Other sound grabs in Gladiator's opening battle include pieces of ZULU theme. Some reviewers have also claimed the Gauls in the opening battle even appear to be chanting Zulu war cries but I think this is a stretch. What else can the casual observer learn from The Magnificent Matador? Pink supposedly fascinates bulls. Gold embroidery really fascinates matadors.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Magnificent Matador (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?