Blood and Sand

Release Date: August 5, 1922

Run Time: 80 mins

Genre: Drama, Romance, Spot, Silent

Color: Black and White

Country: USA

Director: Fred Niblo, Dorothy Arzner

Stars: Rosa Rosanova, Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi, Leo White

Synopsis: Rudolph Valentino stars as Juan Gallardo, the poor young man who goes against his mother’s wishes and becomes a toreador. His fame leads him into the arms of two women – his childhood sweetheart Carmen, and the Marquis of Guevera’s beautiful daughter. Life is never easy for a celebrated bullfighter, especially when played by Valentino, one of the premier pop icons of his day. This film, which also stars Rosa Rosanova and Nita Naldi, was one of the top grossers of 1922. It also inspired the name of a popular Prohibition­era cocktail!

Format: Pro-Res, 23.98 fps, SD

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