Blood and Sand Overview:

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.

SYNOPSIS

Swashbuckling Power stars in this Technicolor remake of the 1922 film that made Rudolph Valentino a household name. Juan, a poor boy from Seville, dreams of becoming a world-famous matador. He also dreams of marrying the beauteous Carmen Espinosa. Both wishes eventually come true, but at the height of his fame a sexy socialite seduces him away from his beloved wife. Power's in top form and Hayworth sizzles.

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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

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!


Juan Gallardo: They say that when a ship is sinking all the rats leave. Good-bye, rats!


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.


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Facts about

Director Rouben Mamoulian based many of the film's color schemes and designs on the works of great Spanish painters such as El Greco and Velasquez.
Among the actresses considered to play Doña Sol were Gene Tierney, Betty Grable, Jane Russell, Dorothy Lamour and Maria Montez.
In order to prepare for the role of Juan Gallardo, Tyrone Power attended a bullfight with his wife, Annabella. Because of Power's great stature as a star, he and his wife were given VIP seats in the center front of the ring. Power became violently ill witnessing the bullfight, and in order to get him out of the arena, Annabella said she was ill.
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