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Blood and Sand [1922]

Director:Fred Niblo
Writer:June Mathis
Length:80 minutes
(1 hour 20 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:100%
Amazon Rating:5.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Juan is the son of a poor family in Seville. Against his mother's wishes he pursues a career as toreador.

Reaction: Be ready for a silent movie. This one's okay but didn't particularly pull me in.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Fred Niblo => Director
June Mathis => Writer
Tom Cushing => Play
Vicente Blasco Ibáñez => Novel "Sangre y arena"
Charles Belcher => Don Joselito
Dorcas Matthews => Señora Nacional
Fred Becker => Don José
George Field => El Nacional
George Periolat => Marquis of Guevera
Gilbert Clayton => Garabato
Harry Lamont => Puntillero
Jack Winn => Potaje
Leo White => Antonio
Lila Lee => Carmen
Nita Naldi => Doña Sol
Rosa Rosanova => Angustias (as Rose Rosanova)
Rosita Marstini => Encarnacion
Rudolph Valentino => Juan Gallardo (as Rodolph Valentino)
Sidney De Gray => Dr. Ruiz
W.E. Lawrence => Fuentes (as William Lawrence)
Walter Long => Plumitas

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Rudolph Valentino wanted [?] George Fitzmaurice to direct this film, but the studio forced him to work with the less highly regarded Fred Niblo instead.
  • According to author [?] James Kirkwood, Jr., whose mother Lila Lee played Carmen in Blood and Sand, Rudolph Valentino liked to eat traditional Italian foods, heavily spiced with garlic. Therefore Lee asked that her love scenes with Valentino be shot in the morning so she wouldn't have to deal with his garlic breath after lunch.