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Hot Blood (1956)

 -  Drama | Musical  -  March 1956 (USA)
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Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go, but Torino wants none of it.

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Annie Caldash
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Stephano Torino
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Papa Theodore
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Xano (as Jamie Russell)
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Stefano Torino wants nothing to do with his Gypsy clan but his brother Marco thinks otherwise. Marco arranges a marriage for Stefano with a young Gypsy woman from Chicago, Annie Caldash. Stefano, or Steve as he now prefers to be called, wants nothing to do with it but Annie convinces him that she had no intention of accepting him at the altar intending on running away as soon as Marco pays her father the $2000 they've been promised. Steve decides to go along with the gag but gets trapped when Annie decides she wants to marry him after all. Steve leaves for several months but when he returns Annie's request for a divorce leads him to reconsider his decision. Written by garykmcd

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Jane Russell shakes her tamborines and drives Cornel Wild

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An original screenplay was initially developed by Walter Newman and Nicholas Ray at RKO, but the film never materialized. Eventually Columbia wanted to do it with Jane Russell, but wanted changes in the script which Newman objected to. Newman and Ray parted company on the project and Jesse Lasky, Jr., wrote an entirely new screenplay. See more »

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Annie Caldash: Don't look like you've been sentenced to death, Stephano.
Stephano Torino: Yeah, I only got life.
Annie Caldash: Your cell will be padded.
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Tangled up in red
3 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

After a hat trick ,after three films ,two of which are absolute classics "Rebel without a cause" and "Johnny Guitar" and another one which was largely and unfairly ignored ,the poetic western "run for cover",all that Nicholas Ray would do would be necessarily a disappointment .I must confess "Hot Blood" failed to excite me.

There 's one of Ray 's permanent features :the old character ,feeling that his days are numbered ,who is in search of someone younger to take over from him:that was the subject of his wonderful "lusty men" or of "run for cover" .

The problem is that it's very difficult to believe these people are gypsies:the music does not sound "gyspsy" at all,being closer to musicals ,but no tune is particularly memorable.A gypsy called... Annie? The scene when Russell read her rival's cards could have been very funny,had her lines been a bit more subtle.

Cornel Wilde and Jane Russell are attractive actors but there's no real chemistry between them.Cause he's been forced to get married against his will (the scene when Wilde realizes he's been had is the best),Stephano refuses to consummate the wedding but the girl is not prepared to accept it.But he does not know his brother suffers from TB.

The colors are gaudy ,with red as the predominant color.But it's a far cry from "Johnny Guitar" filmed in "Trucolor" (sic).

"Hot blood" is a faux pas in Ray's brilliant career: its follow-up ,"Bigger than life" showed the director at the top of his game again.


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