Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand

Director: Rouben Mamoulian Cast: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth

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Overview

Blood and Sand

Based on the novel by Vincente Blasco Ibanez, Blood and Sand is the beautifully rendered story of the rise and fall of a young, cocksure Spanish bullfighter, played by Tyrone Power. Working his way slowly up the ladder to success, Power achieves fame when he is praised to skies by fatuous, fickle critic Laird Cregar. A country boy at heart, Power finds himself way over his head with sophisticates, and is soon torn between his pious and faithful wife Linda Darnell and sexy, mercenary Rita Hayworth. It is Darnell, however, who comforts Power after his final, fatal goring in the bull ring. The film's best scenes depict the curious combination of horror and fascination with which bullfighting aficionados treat this most barbaric of "sports." Blood and Sand was previously filmed in 1922 with Rudolph Valentino; a Valentino contemporary, Alla Nazimova, plays Power's mother in the remakes. Portions of this film turned up as stock footage in the 1945 Laurel and Hardy comedy The Bullfighters.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2013
UPC: 0024543873174
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: A
Time: 2:05:00

Special Features

Commentary by Richard Crudo, director of photography and 2003-2006 president of the American Society of Cinematographers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tyrone Power Juan Gallardo
Linda Darnell Carmen Espinosa
Rita Hayworth Dona Sol des Muire
Alla Nazimova Senora Augustias
Anthony Quinn Manolo de Palma
J. Carrol Naish Garabato
John Carradine Nacional
Lynn Bari Encarnacion
Laird Cregar Natalio Curro
Vincente Gómez Guitarist
William Montague Antonio
George Reeves Capt. Pierre Lauren
Pedro de Cordoba Don Jose Alvarez
Fortunio Bonanova Pedro Espinosa
Michael Morris La Pulga
Charles Stevens Pabelo Gomez
Ann E. Todd Carmen As A Child
Cora Sue Collins Encarnacion As A Child
Paco Moreno Conductor
Victor Kilian Priest
Harry Burns Engineer
Cecilia Callejo Street Gachi
Lynne Carver Actor
Maurice Cass El Milquetoast
Jacqueline Dalya Gachi
Rex Downing Juan As A Child
Paul Ellis Ortega
Esther Estrella Street Gachis
Russell Hicks Marquis
Cullen Johnson Manolo As A Child
Kay Linaker Woman
Fred Malatesta Waiter
Francis McDonald Friend
Alberto Morin Attendant
Gracilla Pirraga Vocalist
Schuyler Standish Nacional As A Child
John Wallace Francisco
Monty Banks Antonio Lopez

Technical Credits
Rouben Mamoulian Director
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Bischoff Editor
Budd Boetticher Choreography
Richard Day Art Director
Vincente Gómez Score Composer
Vicente Blasco Ibanez Screenwriter
Robert Kane Producer
Thomas K. Little Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Ernest Palmer Cinematographer
Hermes Pan Choreography
Ray Rennahan Cinematographer
Jo Swerling Screenwriter
Joseph C. Wright Art Director
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

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