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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 ... 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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Details

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

The tailor, Jose Dolores Perez, made exact copies of two of the matador suits of famed bullfighter Francisco Gómez Delgado (Armallita) to be worn by Tyrone Power. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Doña Sol des Muire sings to Juan Gallardo on his first visit to her home, she accompanies herself on the guitar, but while she strums the fingers of her other hand never move to change chords as she plays. See more »

Quotes

Nacional: Amigo, there is some things you can't stop, not even with a cape. Well, I'm quitting. This is my last season.
[rolls over and dies]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Thrushes Are Still Singing (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

El Albaicin
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Vicente Gómez
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The rise and fall of a bullfighter
13 July 2006 | by nnnn45089191See all my reviews

Not a bad movie,but a bit too melodramatic after my tastes.Tyrone Power in the lead role is good but not as exciting as in his best performances.Rita Hayworth plays the femme fatale in a way that for modern audiences would be laughable.Anthony Quinn in an early stage of his career delivers the best performance in the film. I feel that even at this early stage he would have suited the lead role in the film better than Power.Linda Darnell doesn't have much to do in this movie than play the part of a betrayed woman.Why anyone would betray such a beautiful woman is beyond me.Nazimova,the silent movie vamp of the 20's, is quite good as Power's mother. John Carradine,one of the most prominent character actors of this period,was excellent as Power's best friend.


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