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Paris in the 1920s. The American journalist Jake and his friends spend the time at cafés. He has a special interest in his ex-fiancée Lady Ashley. They take a vacation in Pamplona to watch the bull-fights. Written by
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I should have thought you'd have loved being a steer, Robert.
What do you mean, Mike?
Well, they lead a sort of quiet life. They never say anything important, and they're always hanging around. I should have thought you'd have enjoyed that. Aren't you going to say anything?
Lady Brett Ashley:
Oh, shut up, Mike!
[She pulls his beret down on his head]
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What can one say about a movie which has so many stars in its cast, was directed by Henry King, has excellent scenes of bullfighting, and great scenery? With all its faults, it is quite worth seeing. I was impressed with the performances of Errol Flynn, which was basically playing himself and Robert Evans. Even though Evans barely speaks, he is able to show the fear the bullfighter feels and his portrayal of Pedro Romero is faultless. Mel Ferrer is a convincing Cohn, a man who tries too hard, and suffers too much. Tyrone Power is at his best as Barnes, a writer that became impotent due to war wounds, and is a resigned observer of the affairs of Lady Brett(Ava Gardner), his great love. Brett is a hedonistic woman who tries to compensate her impossible love for Barnes. Is there a solution for them, the film asks and gives a slight hint of an an answer by mentioning religion. It is a film you enjoy while it lasts, but leaves you with an empty feeling.
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