Blood and Sand
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This handsomely mounted remake, which deservedly won the Color Cinematography Oscar, boasts production values that overwhelm the story and its characters."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Mamoulian's most gorgeous color film is slightly hampered by its script."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Mamoulian's excellent execution of the mise en scène gives the film an unexpected vigor."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Bullish action + Linda Darnell marks this Ty Power starrer."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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