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Blood and Sand
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian • 1941 • United States
Starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth
Gorgeous, Academy Award–winning Technicolor cinematography (with a palette inspired by the Spanish painters El Greco, Goya, and Velázquez) adorns this torrid tale of lust and bullfighting. A deluxe remake of the silent Rudolph Valentino classic, BLOOD AND SAND casts a dashing Tyrone Power as the brash young Spanish peasant Juan Gallardo, who rises to fame in the bullfighting ring but finds himself torn between the love of two women, one his faithful childhood sweetheart (Linda Darnell), the other a dangerously alluring femme fatale (Rita Hayworth).