Blood and Sand

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"You Haven't Seen Valentino Till You've Seen "Blood and Sand""
  • NR
  • 1922
  • 1 hr 20 min
  • 6.3  (1,501)

Blood and Sand is a captivating silent film from 1922, directed by Fred Niblo and starring the iconic Rudolph Valentino in one of his most famous roles. The film tells the story of Juan Gallardo, a poor bullfighter from Seville who rises to fame and fortune in the bullring, only to be consumed by his own ambition and passion. At the beginning of the movie, we meet Juan as a young boy playing matador in the streets with his friends. He is immediately drawn to the world of bullfighting, and begins to train under the tutelage of a local matador. As he grows older, he becomes more and more skilled in the art of bullfighting, and catches the eye of wealthy socialite Doña Sol, played by Nita Naldi, who becomes infatuated with him.

Despite being in love with his childhood sweetheart Carmen, played by Lila Lee, Juan cannot resist the allure of Doña Sol's wealth and beauty. He embarks on a passionate affair with her, which ultimately leads to his downfall. His lust for Doña Sol blinds him to her true character, and he fails to see that she is merely using him for her own amusement.

As Juan's fame grows, so does his arrogance and sense of entitlement. He becomes increasingly reckless in the ring, putting his own life at risk. His success also brings him into contact with the corrupt world of bullfighting, where promoters and bullfighting aficionados use their influence to manipulate the outcome of fights for their own gain.

Juan's downfall comes when he is challenged to a fight by a younger, stronger bullfighter. In his arrogance, he accepts the challenge, even though he knows the bull is too dangerous. The resulting fight is a disaster, and Juan is horribly gored by the bull. As he lies dying, he realizes the error of his ways and begs Carmen for forgiveness.

Blood and Sand is a beautifully shot film, with stunning cinematography and elaborate costume design. The scenes set in the bullring are particularly impressive, capturing the excitement and danger of the sport. Valentino gives a powerful performance as Juan, portraying him as a flawed and complex character who is ultimately brought down by his own flaws.

Overall, Blood and Sand is a gripping drama that explores themes of ambition, greed, and the corrupting influence of power. It is a testament to the enduring appeal of silent cinema, and a must-see for any fan of classic Hollywood filmmaking.

Blood and Sand is a 1922 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 20 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    1 hr 20 min
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    6.3  (1,501)