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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Karen Harrison
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Luís Santos
Manuel Rojas ...
Rafael Reyes
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Mark Russell
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Don David
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Mona Wilton
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Jody Wilton (as William Brooks Ching)
Eduardo Noriega ...
Miguel
Lorraine Chanel ...
Sarita Sebastian
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Emiliano
Jesus 'Chucho' Solorzano ...
Himself
Joaquín Rodríguez 'Cagancho' ...
Himself
Rafael Rodríguez ...
Himself
Antonio Velasquez ...
Himself
Jorge 'Ranchero' Aguilar ...
Himself
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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 Stanley Conrad <sconrad2@cris.com>

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The most dangerous game on earth !

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30 April 1956 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Die Nacht gehört uns  »

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

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.55 : 1
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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
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La Virgen de la Macarena
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Written by Antonio Ortiz Calero and Bernardino Bautista Monterde
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Ole !
14 December 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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