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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
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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 »
Expensively filmed and orchestrated in colour Cinemascope, Maureen O'Hara and Anthony Quinn star in this slow romance set in the bullfighting milieu in Mexico.
Quinn is a matador in his last year that throws over a showing apparently because he chickens out and shacks up with the wealthy O'Hara.
Tedious portentousness passes for gravity in this slow drama, with some rough cutting especially the scene where the background shifts about six times, alternating between treeless plain, treeless mountain, and tree-filled mountain all in the same shot.
The greasy 'hombres' in tuxedos are a bit interesting, but the politics is rubbish and bullfighting is 'orrible anyway.
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