Cinema: The Brave Bullfighters

Hollywood rarely approaches bullfighting on its own terms. Most Americans do not understand the spectacle, and the Production Code's taboo on scenes of cruelty to animals makes it a difficult subject to film. This week two new bullfighting movies entered the ring:

The Brave Bulls (Columbia) is Producer-Director Robert (All the King's Men) Rossen's ambitious attempt to put Tom Lea's bestselling 1949 novel on the screen. Visually, the picture is thick with the hot, dusty atmosphere of the bull ring and the Mexican locale in which it nourishes. But beneath its colorful surface, the...

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