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Blood and Sand (1941) was a Drama - Sports Film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Robert Kane.

The film was based on the novel Blood and Sand (Sangre y arena) written by Vicente Blasco Ibez published in 1909.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Richard Day, Joseph C. Wright; Interior Decoration: Thomas LittleNominated
Best CinematographyErnest Palmer, Ray RennahanWon
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Blood and Sand (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 17, 2019 From 4 Star Films

There’s little doubt Blood and Sand was a follow up?to The Mark of Zorro (1940) meant to capitalize?on the lucrative romantic pairing of devilishly handsome heartthrob?Tyrone Power and winsome ingenue Linda Darnell. But what it sets out to do, it achieves?through an?ability to capture?us in a ... Read full article


Sangue e Areia / Blood and Sand (1922)

By L? on Mar 26, 2016 From Critica Retro

Sangue e Areia / Blood and Sand (1922) N?o h? dois substantivos que melhor definam as touradas quanto os que Vicente Blasco Ib??ez escolheu para o t?tulo de seu famoso romance. Na vers?o cinematogr?fica de 1922, as touradas s?o deixadas em segundo plano e s?o mais explorados os bastidores da ... Read full article


Blood and Sand (1941)

By Beatrice on Jun 28, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Blood and Sand? Directed by Rouben Mamoulian Written by Jo Swerling based on a novel by Vicente Basco Iba?ez 1941/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental The technicolor and the spectacle are grand but I couldn’t get caught up in the story. Juan (Tyrone Power... Read full article


The Power-Mad Blogathon: Blood and Sand (1941)

By shadowsandsatin on May 4, 2014 From Shadows and Satin

When I heard that Lady Eve?s Reel Life and They Don?t Make ?Em Like They Used To were hosting a one-day blogathon in honor of Tyrone Power?s 100th?birthday, I wanted in. But Power, whose screen career started in the late 1930s, just missed the pre-Code era, and his great noir offering ? Nightmare Al... Read full article


Blood and Sand (1941)

on Aug 4, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Blood and Sand is one of several big-budget Hollywood Technicolor extravaganza’s that took elegance and opulence to the next level.? The overabundance of opulence tends to make up for the dull story, but there’s something about the aesthetics of the film and the gorgeous cast assembled t... Read full article


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Quotes from

Carmen Espinosa: All my life I have heard about you.
Doña Sol des Muire: What have you heard?
Carmen Espinosa: Shall I be frank?
Doña Sol des Muire: Please do!
Carmen Espinosa: I've heard you've been all over the world, that you speak many languages, and that you've known a great many men...
Doña Sol des Muire: Go on!
Carmen Espinosa: I've never been out of Andalucia, I speak only one language, and I've had only one man. Maybe that's why I want so much to keep him.
Doña Sol des Muire: Senora Gallardo, is there anything I can offer you?
Carmen Espinosa: Yes, my husband!


Nacional: [dying in great pain] I've dragged myself through the blood and sand of a thousand arenas. In the end there's only one thing I regret - I never learned to read or write. I was obliged to renounce education... but I make the whole world responsible for my ignorance.


Natalio Curro: I understand Gallardo has one more contract to fulfill - the corrida next Sunday afternoon. I predict he will make his exit in a cloud of rotten oranges and dead cats. I hold him directly responsible for the death of Nacional, and I should say so in my article tomorrow. The trouble with Gallardo is he has cats in his belly. His father was the same way. Like father, like son.
Juan Gallardo: (after Gallardo overhears him) That's the second time you've said things about my father. As for you, you've probably never been baptized.
Juan Gallardo: [Gallardo pours a bottle of wine on his head] I'll baptize you now. I christen you liar, and your second name is swine!


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 20, 1941 with Tyrone Power reprising his film role.
Hedy Lamarr was the first actress approached to play Doña Sol, but MGM refused to loan her to Fox.
By ancient tradition, the "traje de luces" can be of any color - although yellow is widely considered unlucky and rare - but the stockings must be pink. When Tyrone Power is wearing his white suit, his stockings are white - probably a costumer's decision.
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