Blood and Sand (1941) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.8/ 10 (1028 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 22 May 1941
(USA) - 30 May 1941
(Argentina) - 20 August 1941
(Sweden) - 19 December 1941
(Portugal) - 29 December 1941

Running Time

Love flamed in the shadow of death!

ambition, animal-attack, based-on-novel, bullfighter, bullfighting, cantina, celebrity, childhood-sweetheart, christ-symbol, corrida, courage, critic, crucifix, disillusionment, dissipation, drunkenness, fame, fear, femme-fatale, fiesta, goring, gratitude, guitar, has-been, horse,

Technical Support
MET:3421.99 m - (14 reels)
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.37 : 1

Related Pictures

See Blood and Sand Pictures

Full Cast

  1. Banks, Monty as (as William Montague) [Antonio Lopez] <10>
  2. Bonanova, Fortunio as [Pedro Espinosa] <14>
  3. Burns, Harry (I) as (uncredited) [Train Engineer]
  4. Carradine, John as [Nacional] <8>
  5. Cass, Maurice as [El Milquetoast] <21>
  6. Cordoba, Pedro de as (as Pedro deCordoba) [Don Jose Alvarez] <13>
  7. Corrado, Gino as (uncredited) [Waiter]
  8. Cregar, Laird as [Natalio Curro] <9>
  9. Curtis, Alan (I) as (scenes deleted) [Undetermined Role]
  10. Cuyas, Andre as (uncredited) [Minor Role]
  11. Downing, Rex as [Juan (as a child)] <22>
  12. Edwards, Thornton as (uncredited) [Doctor]
  13. Ellis, Paul (I) as (uncredited) [Ortega]
  14. Frye, Ted as [La Pulga (as a child)] <27>
  15. Gómez, Vicente (II) as (as Vicente Gomez) [Guitarist] <11>
  16. Harris, Larry (I) as [Pablo (as a child)] <26>
  17. Hicks, Russell (I) as [Marquis] <20>
  18. Johnson, Cullen (I) as [Manolo (as a child)] <25>
  19. Khmara, Ilia as (uncredited) [Minor Role]
  20. Kilian, Victor as [Priest] <15>
  21. Malatesta, Fred as (uncredited) [Waiter]
  22. Marán, Francisco as (uncredited) [Minor Role]
  23. McDonald, Francis (I) as (uncredited) [Manolo's Friend]
  24. Moreno, Francisco (I) as (uncredited) [Train Conductor]
  25. Morin, Alberto (I) as (uncredited) [Bullfight Attendant]
  26. Morris, Adrian (I) as (as Michael Morris) [La Pulga] <16>
  27. Naish, J. Carrol as [Garabato] <6>
  28. Power, Tyrone as [Juan] <1>
  29. Quinn, Anthony (I) as [Manolo de Palma] <5>
  30. Reeves, George (I) as [Capt. Pierre Lauren] <12>
  31. Standish, Schuyler as [Nacional (as a child)] <28>
  32. Stevens, Charles (I) as [Pablo Gomez] <17>
  33. Storm, Rafael as (uncredited) [Undetermined Role]
  34. Visaroff, Michael as (uncredited) [Minor Role]
  35. Wallace, John (I) as [Francisco] <23>
  36. Bari, Lynn as [Encarnacion] <7>
  37. Callejo, Cecilia as (uncredited) [Street Gachi]
  38. Collins, Cora Sue as [Encarnacion (as a child)] <19>
  39. Dalya, Jacqueline as [Gachi] <24>
  40. Darnell, Linda as [Carmen Espinosa] <2>
  41. Estrella, Esther as (uncredited) [Street Gachi]
  42. Flores, Mariquita as (uncredited) [Specialty Dancer]
  43. Granada, Rosita as (uncredited) [Cafe Singer/Singing Voice of Dona Sol]
  44. Hayworth, Rita as [Dona Sol] <3>
  45. Linaker, Kay as (uncredited) [Guest of Doña Sol]
  46. Nazimova, Alla as (as Nazimova) [Senora Augustias] <4>
  47. Todd, Ann E. as (as Ann Todd) [Carmen (as a child)] <18>
  48. Verdugo, Elena as (uncredited) [Specialty Dancer]
  49. Verria, Roquell as (uncredited) [Girl]


  1. Drama
  2. Sport

Full Plot

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. Ed Stephan Plot not found

Total Business

CP: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp., 30 May 1941, LP10524 PD: January 1941 - April 1941

Movie Certificate

PG (Canada)(video rating)
13 (Argentina)
18 (Netherlands)(original rating) (1948)
A (UK)(cut)
PG (UK)(video rating) (1988)
14 (Netherlands)(orginal rating)
K-16 (Finland)
Approved (USA)(PCA #7216)
15 (Sweden)
L (Iceland)

Music Composers

  1. Buttolph, David (uncredited)
  2. Newman, Alfred


  1. Palmer, Ernest (I) (director of photography)
  2. Rennahan, Ray (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Banton, Travis


20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [us] - (2007) (USA) (DVD)
20th Century Fox [fr] - (1947) (France) (theatrical) (as Fox Europa)
20th Century Fox of Germany [de] - (1950) (West Germany) (theatrical)
Fox Films [ar] - (1941) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Fox Video [us] - (1994) (USA) (VHS)
Fox Video [us] - (1996) (USA) (VHS)
Netherlands Fox Film Corporation [nl] - (194?) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Odeon Entertainment [gb] - (2012) (UK) (DVD)
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [us] - (1941) (USA) (theatrical)
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [us] - (1948) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release) (black and white)

Film Editors

  1. Bischoff, Robert (I)


  1. Boetticher, Budd (dance director: 'El Torero' number) (uncredited)
  2. Boetticher, Budd (technical advisor) (uncredited)
  3. Bonanova, Fortunio (technical advisor) (uncredited)
  4. Flato, Paul (jewels) (as Flato)
  5. Gómez Delgado, Francisco (double: Tyrone Power in bullfights) (uncredited)
  6. Gómez Delgado, Francisco (instructor: bullfighting) (uncredited)
  7. Gómez Delgado, Francisco (technical advisor) (uncredited)
  8. Kalmus, Natalie (technicolor director)
  9. Padelford, Morgan (associate technicolor director)
  10. Pan, Hermes (dance director: fiesta) (uncredited)
  11. Sawyer, Geneva (dance director: 'El Torero' number) (uncredited)


Juan Gallardo: [to Antonio Lopez and Encarnacon] They say that when a ship is sinking all the rats leave. Juan Gallardo: Good-bye, rats! But you're mistaken if you think I'm sinking! Juan Gallardo: Carmen ceta, you're the only true one in the world. Juan Gallardo: [to Carmen] Someday I'll come back to you with a whole trunkful of clippings, and when you marry me, you'll marry the first torero of Spain, not the second or third, but the first, the greatest! Juan Gallardo: The cow hasn't been born yet that can give birth to the bull that can hurt me! Juan Gallardo: [to Garabato] I wouldn't admit this to anybody else in the world... but always when I'm dressing like this... there's a feel of rust in my throat, the taste of death... Fear! But it's gone when I step into the arena. The minute I hear the music, the yell of the crowd, it's all right again. Natalio Curro: [to members of the bullfighting crowd] You're lucky to be here this afternoon. You'll see history made. From now on the history of the bull ring will be figured as B.G. and A. G. - Before Gallardo and After Gallardo! I, Curro, say it! Natalio Curro: At last Seville has a matador, the greatest matador of all history, a saint, the first man of the world! The day he was born, there was salt in the air! A great quantity of salt! [laughs] Carmen Espinosa: All my life I have heard about you. Doa Sol des Muire: What have you heard? Carmen Espinosa: Shall I be frank? Carmen Espinosa: Please do! Carmen Espinosa: I've heard you've been all over the world, that you speak many languages, and that you've known a great many men... Doa Sol des Muire: Go on! Carmen Espinosa: I've never been out of Andalucia, I speak only one language, and I've had only one man. Maybe that's why I want so much to keep him. Doa Sol des Muire: Senora Gallardo, is there anything I can offer you? Carmen Espinosa: Yes, my husband! Juan Gallardo: [to Antonio] Well, now as my manager it'll be much easier for you to rob me! Natalio Curro: [referring to Dona Sol at the arena] If this is death in the afternoon, she is death in the evening. Nacional: But it isn't right for you to fill yourself with rum on the day of a corrida. You don't have to worry about the bulls this afternoon. We drew a couple of bravos. Juan Gallardo: It's not the bulls - it's the crowds. They're waiting for me with claws. Nacional: The crowd is forgetful, Juanillo, like a woman, and fickle like a woman, and cruel... like a woman. Juan Gallardo: Shut your mouth! Nacional: [dying in great pain] I've dragged myself through the blood and sand of a thousand arenas. In the end there's only one thing I regret - I never learned to read or write. I was obliged to renounce education... but I make the whole world responsible for my ignorance. Manola de Palma: You know, Dona Sol, Juan and I are old friends. His mother used to work here. We used to live around the corner. We ran away together with some other boys. Hey, Juan, remember that horse we stole? Remember what happened to it? Doa Sol des Muire: What happened? Manola de Palma: We ate the horse! Doa Sol des Muire: You did? How did it taste? Juan Gallardo: [seeing his mother scrubbing the floor] Get up, get up! Suppose someone should see you? Seora Augustias Gallardo: There is no one left in the house to see me but you. Juan Gallardo: But I don't like to see you on your kneees like this! Seora Augustias Gallardo: But what's wrong with my being on my knees? That's how I pray, and that's how I work! This house was clean when we moved in. Let it be clean when we move out! Garabato: The bull is not the beast! Look at the crowd! That is the real beast! Natalio Curro: [to a tableful of sycophants at an outdoor restaurant] I understand Gallardo has one more contract to fulfill - the corrida next Sunday afternoon. I predict he will make his exit in a cloud of rotten oranges and dead cats. I hold him directly responsible for the death of Nacional, and I should say so in my article tomorrow. The trouble with Gallardo is he has cats in his belly. His father was the same way. Like father, like son. Juan Gallardo: [after Curro suddenly realizes Gallardo has overheard him] That's the second time you've said things about my father. As for you, you've probably never been baptized. [he holds him still while pouring a bottle of wine on his head, leaving him humiliated] Juan Gallardo: I'll baptize you now. I christen you liar, and your second name is swine!

Other Titles

  1. Blut und Sand (1948) (ENG)

  2. König der Toreros (1950) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  3. Sangue e arena (1941) (ENG)

  4. König der Toreros (1941) (GER)

  5. Sangue e arena (1941) (ITA)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico - (bullfighting sequences and backgrounds)
  2. Stage 5, 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA


- The tailor, 'Jose Dolores Perez' (qv), made exact copies of two of the matador suits of famed bullfighter 'Francisco Gómez Delgado' (qv) (Armallita) to be worn by 'Tyrone Power' (qv).

- 'Rita Hayworth' (qv)'s first Technicolor film.

- Director 'Rouben Mamoulian' (qv) based many of the film's color schemes and designs on the works of great Spanish painters such as El Greco and Velasquez.

- 'Carole Landis' (qv) was originally cast as Doña Sol des Muire but she was replaced by 'Rita Hayworth' (qv)

- In order to prepare for the role of Juan Gallardo, 'Tyrone Power' (qv) attended a bullfight with his wife, 'Annabella (I)' (qv). Because of Power's great stature as a star, he and his wife were given VIP seats in the center front of the ring. Power became violently ill witnessing the bullfight, and in order to get him out of the arena, Annabella said she was ill.

- By ancient tradition, the "traje de luces" can be of any color - although yellow is widely considered unlucky and rare - but the stockings must be pink. When 'Tyrone Power' (qv) is wearing his white suit, his stockings are white - probably a costumer's decision.

- Among the actresses considered to play Doña Sol