Blood and Sand

Synopsis: Bullfighter Juan Gallardo falls for socialite Dona Sol, turning from the faithful Carmen who nevertheless stands by her man as he continues to face real danger in the bullring.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Rouben Mamoulian
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min

- Gracias, seor.

- I came here to see bulls.

And instead, I saw a bullfighter...

and I must say he is an original.


I'm your unconditional admirer.

Oh, thank you, excelencia.

Everybody in Spain is the unconditional

admirer of Don Jose Alvarez.

Ah. When you become a matador...

perhaps you'll let me be

your impresario.

- My hand on it.

- Be sure I'm fully conscious of the honor.

Good evening.

I'm off, Pedro.

God give you a good night, excelencia.


: Hola! : Hola!

- Carmencita, I'm sorry to wake you like this.

- You didn't wake me.

- I've been up for hours.

- You have?

You should've seen me fight a big,

enormous bull. The biggest.

I did see you. I was afraid

the bull might kill you.

How many times have I told you?

I can dominate any bull.

- Don't you believe me?

- Yes, but

Listen. I've gotta tell you

before your father gets back.

I didn't come here tonight just to fight a bull.

I wanted to see you and say good-bye.

I'm going to Madrid.

- M-Madrid? When?

- First thing in the morning.

- Alone?

- No. The others are going with me.

The whole cuadrilla

Manolo, Sebastian, Luis and Pablo.

- What are you going for?

- You can't be a bullfighter

unless you go to Madrid.

I'm running away.

It's a good thing too. I'm in trouble.

Every polica in town

is looking for me right now.

I killed a man.


At La Veronica tonight. A great big

fat goat insulted my father's name.

Said he had cats in his belly.

- So I killed him.

- When will you come back from Madrid?

When I'm the greatest torero

in the world.

Then and only then.

- Will you wait for me?

- How long?

How long will you wait?


You won't have to wait that long,

I promise you.

When I come back, I'll be rich and famous

with my name in the papers.

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Jo Swerling

Jo Swerling (April 8, 1897 – October 23, 1964) was an American theatre writer, lyricist and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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