Blood and Sand 1941
Blood and Sand ★★★ 1941
Director Mamoulian “painted” this picture in the new technicolor technique, which makes it a veritable explosion of color and spectacle. Power is the matador who becomes famous and then falls when he is torn between two women, forsaking his first love, bullfighting. Based on the novel “Sangre y Arena” by Vicente Blasco Iba-nez. This movie catapulted Hayworth to stardom, primarily for her dancing, but also for her sexiness and seductiveness (and of course, her acting). Remake of the 1922 silent classic; remade again in 1989. 123m/C VHS, DVD . Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Alla Nazimova, Anthony Quinn, J. Carrol Naish, John Carradine, George Reeves; D: Rouben Mamoulian; W: Jo Swerling; C: Ernest Palmer, Ray Rennahan; M: Alfred Newman. Oscars '41: Color Cinematog.