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Love and lust in the Bull Ring!,
This review is from: Blood And Sand [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Rouben Mamoulian's Technicolor tale of the life and loves of a matador. This is the third movie based on Vicente Blasco Ibanez's exciting novel Sangre y Arena.
Juan Gallardo (Tyrone Power) rises from nothing to become Spain's number one matador. He has it all- wealth, happiness, skill and an adoring wife (Linda Darnell).
However, a beautiful Dona Sol (Rita Hayworth) enters his life and soon he falls in love, while his world comes crashing down as he realises he has given up all he had for a cold-hearted, fickle-minded temptress.
This is an enthralling movie with excellent support cast- Anthony Quinn as Manolo de Palma, Juan's lifelong rival, Laird Cregar as Curro, the obnoxious reporter and John Carradine as National, Juan's faithfull companion. This is a great story, but also as an insightful commentary on the spitefullness and fickleness of human beings.
Enjoy Hayworth's sultry dance with Quinn!