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Blood and Sand (1941)

Approved | | Drama, Sport | 30 May 1941 (USA)
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Illiterate peasant Juan Gallardo rises meteorically to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena only to sow the seeds of his own fall.

Director:

Rouben Mamoulian

Writers:

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (based on the novel by) (as Vicente Blasco Ibanez), Jo Swerling (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyrone Power ... Juan Gallardo
Linda Darnell ... Carmen Espinosa
Rita Hayworth ... Doña Sol
Alla Nazimova ... Señora Augustias (as Nazimova)
Anthony Quinn ... Manolo de Palma
J. Carrol Naish ... Garabato
Lynn Bari ... Encarnacion
John Carradine ... El Nacional
Laird Cregar ... Natalio Curro
Monty Banks ... Antonio Lopez (as William Montague)
Vicente Gómez Vicente Gómez ... Guitarist (as Vicente Gomez)
George Reeves ... Captain Pierre Lauren
Pedro de Cordoba ... Don Jose Alvarez (as Pedro deCordoba)
Fortunio Bonanova ... Pedro Espinosa
Victor Kilian Victor Kilian ... Priest
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Storyline

Bullfighter Juan Gallardo falls for socialite Dona Sol, turning from the faithful Carmen who nevertheless stands by her man as he continues to face real danger in the bullring. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Love flamed in the shadow of death!

Genres:

Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sangre y arena See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Rosita Granada dubbed Rita Hayworth's singing voice. See more »

Goofs

When John Carradine's character "dies" his carotid pulse is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Natalio Curro: At last Seville has a matador, the greatest matador of all history, a saint, the first man of the world! The day he was born, there was salt in the air! A great quantity of salt!
[laughs]
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Alternate Versions

It was planned to add more bullfighting scenes for distribution to South American countries, where the sport of bullfighting was much more acceptable. No details are available. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood et les hommes (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Melodia de Sor
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Music by Fernando Sor
Performed by Vicente Gómez
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A Great Classic Film With a Cast of Screen GIANTS!
18 March 2004 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Viewed "Blood & Sand" when it first came out in 1941 in NYC and it was considered a great film, and even today, generation after generation enjoy seeing this film and the great classic actors. Many audiences at the time thought that the bull fighting scenes were cruel and disgusting. Tyrone Power(Juan Gallardo),"Eddie Duchin Story",'56 was a very handsome actor who put his heart and soul into this great acting role. It was a shame that Tyrone Power died at a very young age and it was quite sometime before anyone even told his own mother about his death, because she was very elderly and the news would have broken her heart. Linda Darnell(Carmen Espinosa)"Zero Hour",'57 was the perfect wife of Juan and gave a great supporting role. Linda Darnell was visiting her sister in Chicago and died in a fire accident. J. Carrol Naish, (Garabato)"House of Frankenstein",'44 was a faithful friend and supporter of Juan and John Carradine(Nacional),"Evils of the Night",'85 gave his advice to help Juan become a great bull fighter. Laird Cregar,(Natalio Curro), "Hangover Square",'45 was a newspaper critic and played a very two faced role towards Juan. Anthony Quinn( Manola de Palma),"Revenge",'90, was a super star in this picture and was becoming a great classic giant on the silver screen. Rita Hayworth,"Salome",'53 was the temptress of Juans very heart and soul and did her very best to almost ruin his marriage and his career in the bull fighting ring! It is a shame that Rita Hayworth had a short life, suffering from Alzheimer's in her later years in life. This is a film I can see over and over again, very great films were produced in 1941 and this one will live on forever!


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