Hot Blood
Hot Blood (1956)

Set in the gypsy community of contemporary Los Angeles, dancer Stephen Torinois is tricked into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1956
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Definitely one of the more intriguing and neglected of Ray's second-degree efforts.

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TV Guide

Ray milks the comedy element for all it's worth, and the musical numbers are staged surprisingly well by a director mainly known for his gritty dramas.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

An oddity, then, but one distinguished by Ray's characteristic refusal to patronise or glamorise his characters.

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All the lively song-and-dance routines and steamy shots of a scantily clad Russell can't make up for the crass dialogue and boring melodramatics.

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Fernando F. Croce

If not Nicholas Ray's greatest movie, then surely the rapturous culmination of his palpable desire to do a musical

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An always lively presentation despite its preposterous storyline.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Silly and overblown. Jane is fiery but not believable as a gypsy for a second.