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Blood and Sand was a 1922 silent movie directed by Fred Niblo and starring Rudolph Valentino, Lila Lee and Nita Naldi. It was based on the 1909 novel Blood and Sand by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez. 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... Fred Niblo (born January 6, 1874 - died November 11, 1948) was an American pioneer film actor, director and producer. ... Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor. ... Nita Naldi was one of most the beautiful and successful actresses of the Roaring Twenties. ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (January 29, 1867 - January 28, 1928) was a Spanish novelist, screenwriter and sometime film director. ...

Juan Gallardo (Rudolph Valentino), a village boy born into poverty, grows up to become one of the greatest matadors in Spain. He marries a friend from his childhood, the beautiful and virtuous Carmen (Lila Lee), but after he achieves fame and fortune he finds himself drawn to Dona Sol (Nita Naldi), a wealthy, seductive widow. They embark on a torrid affair with rather sadomasochistic overtones, but Juan, feeling guilty over his betrayal of Carmen, tries to free himself of Dona Sol. Furious at being Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor. ... Matador Antonio Barrera in the capote de paseo (dress cape) before a bullfight during the 2003 Aste Nagusia festival in Bilbao, Spain A matador (killer) is the main performer in bullfighting events in Spain and other Spanish-speaking coutries. ... Nita Naldi was one of most the beautiful and successful actresses of the Roaring Twenties. ... Alternate uses: see widow (typesetting). ... Flogging demonstration at Folsom Street Fair 2004. ...

rejected, she exposes their affair to Carmen and Juan's mother, seemingly destroying his marriage. Growing more and more miserable and dissipated, Juan becomes reckless in the arena and is eventually killed in a bullfight but does manage to reconcile with Carmen moments before he dies. Image File history File links from www. ...



There is also a subplot involving a local outlaw whose career is paralleled to Juan's throughout the film by the village philosopher: Juan's fatal injury in the bullring comes moments after the outlaw is shot by the police.


Blood and Sand proved very successful at the box office. It was parodied in 1924 by Will Rogers in the Hal Roach short film Big Moments From Little Pictures. The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Will Rogers. ... Harold Eugene Roach (January 14, 1892 – November 2, 1992) was an American film and television producer from 1910s to 1980s, born in Elmira, New York. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ...


Remakes

Blood and Sand was remade twice: the 1941 version was directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starred Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell and Rita Hayworth; the 1989 Spanish remake was directed by Javier Elorrieta and starred Chris Rydell, Sharon Stone and Ana Torrent. 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rouben Mamoulian (born October 8, 1897 – December 4, 1987) was an American film director. ... Tyrone Power in 1946 Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. ... Linda Darnell Monetta Eloyse Darnell, better known as Linda Darnell (October 16, 1923 – April 10, 1965), was a US film actress. ... Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth (real name Margarita Carmen Cansino) (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was a famous American film star of Spanish and Irish descent during the 1940s who was sometimes called The Love Goddess or The Great American Love Goddess. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sharon Stone (born Sharon Vonne Stone on March 10, 1958), is an American actress, model, and producer. ...


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Blood and Sand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (315 words)
Blood and Sand was a 1922 silent movie directed by Fred Niblo and starring Rudolph Valentino, Lila Lee and Nita Naldi.
It was based on the Spanish 1909 novel Blood and Sand (Sangre y arena) by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez.
Blood and Sand was remade twice: the 1941 version was directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starred Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell and Rita Hayworth; the 1989 Spanish remake was directed by Javier Elorrieta and starred Chris Rydell, Sharon Stone and Ana Torrent.
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