The New Pictures, Jun. 9, 1941

Blood and Sand (20th Century-Fox). As Novelist Vicente Blasco Ibanez described him, Juan Gallardo was a matador who believed that bulls and women were created for the sole purpose of giving him glory and pleasure. A poor boy who came up the hard way, he was the idol of Spain's bull rings and boudoirs until a disrespectful bull punctured his vast ego with a well-directed horn. He died bitterly within the sound of the fight fans acclaiming their new hero of the afternoon.

When sexy Rudolph Valentino transferred the best-selling hero of Blood and Sand to celluloid, 19 years ago, he...

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