Blood and Sand


1h 41m 1922

Brief Synopsis

A promising young matador betrays his wife for a sultry aristocrat.

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Film Details

Genre
Drama
Silent
Adaptation
Classic Hollywood
Release Date
Sep 10, 1922
Premiere Information
Los Angeles premiere: 5 Aug 1922
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Sangre y arena by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, (Madrid, 1908) and the play Blood and Sand by Tom Cushing (New York, 20 Sep 1921).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
8,110ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

A young matador, Juan Gallardo, marries Carmen, his childhood sweetheart, while achieving fame throughout Spain. He is happy but succumbs, nevertheless, to the passionate charms of Doña Sol. Carmen accepts the situation but comes to nurse Juan when he is gored. Though his skill has diminished, he refuses her pleas that he quit the bullring; and he meets disaster when, distracted by the sight of a handsome young stranger with Doña Sol at a bullfight, he fails to defend himself from the first charge of the bull. Juan dies in Carmen's arms, in the sound of cheers for a new hero, after assuring her that she has always had his love. (In another version Juan recovers and gives up both bullfighting and Doña Sol for good.)

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Silent
Adaptation
Classic Hollywood
Release Date
Sep 10, 1922
Premiere Information
Los Angeles premiere: 5 Aug 1922
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Sangre y arena by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, (Madrid, 1908) and the play Blood and Sand by Tom Cushing (New York, 20 Sep 1921).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
8,110ft (9 reels)

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The Legend That Was Valentino - BLOOD AND SAND & OTHER VALENTINO TITLES on DVD


There are movie stars and then there's Rudolph Valentino. His popularity was so huge that Valentino is still practically a household name even in an age when most silent film actors are forgotten. His legend is kept alive by the stories about his abrupt rise to fame, creation of the modern star image, the screaming mobs at his funeral, the mysterious visitor to his grave and so many more. Fortunately his films remain worth seeing and none more so than Blood and Sand (1922). now available in a wonderful DVD version from Kino.

Blood and Sand features Valentino as a toreador in love with two women. The movie has been available on video before but never in this quality. The DVD was recently mastered from a 35mm archival negative and includes scenes not in previous versions (even the earlier Kino videotape). There's a new score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra and a wealth of goodies that you can only find on DVD. For starters, it has an introduction by Orson Welles that includes clips of other Valentino films. You can also see the original trailer, newsreel footage of Valentino's funeral, an essay on the source novel, an article by Valentino himself from a fan magazine, and even a 1924 Will Rogers parody. It's quite a treat for any film lover.

There have been a few other Valentino films released earlier on DVD, though rarely with any extras. Kino also offers The Son of the Sheik (1926), the familiar and much-parodied desert romance. Image Entertainment put out one of Valentino's earliest films, The Married Virgin (1918) which also included footage of Valentino's funeral and an excerpt from Eyes of Youth. You can also catch Cobra (1925) where Valentino is a count torn between friendship and romance. For more information about Blood and Sand and The Son of the Sheik, visit Kino International. For more information about The Married Virgin and Cobra. visit Image Entertainment, Inc..

By Lang Thompson

The Legend That Was Valentino - Blood And Sand & Other Valentino Titles On Dvd

The Legend That Was Valentino - BLOOD AND SAND & OTHER VALENTINO TITLES on DVD

There are movie stars and then there's Rudolph Valentino. His popularity was so huge that Valentino is still practically a household name even in an age when most silent film actors are forgotten. His legend is kept alive by the stories about his abrupt rise to fame, creation of the modern star image, the screaming mobs at his funeral, the mysterious visitor to his grave and so many more. Fortunately his films remain worth seeing and none more so than Blood and Sand (1922). now available in a wonderful DVD version from Kino. Blood and Sand features Valentino as a toreador in love with two women. The movie has been available on video before but never in this quality. The DVD was recently mastered from a 35mm archival negative and includes scenes not in previous versions (even the earlier Kino videotape). There's a new score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra and a wealth of goodies that you can only find on DVD. For starters, it has an introduction by Orson Welles that includes clips of other Valentino films. You can also see the original trailer, newsreel footage of Valentino's funeral, an essay on the source novel, an article by Valentino himself from a fan magazine, and even a 1924 Will Rogers parody. It's quite a treat for any film lover. There have been a few other Valentino films released earlier on DVD, though rarely with any extras. Kino also offers The Son of the Sheik (1926), the familiar and much-parodied desert romance. Image Entertainment put out one of Valentino's earliest films, The Married Virgin (1918) which also included footage of Valentino's funeral and an excerpt from Eyes of Youth. You can also catch Cobra (1925) where Valentino is a count torn between friendship and romance. For more information about Blood and Sand and The Son of the Sheik, visit Kino International. For more information about The Married Virgin and Cobra. visit Image Entertainment, Inc.. By Lang Thompson

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Another film adaptation of Vicente Blasco-Ibanez's novel (but not Tom Cushing's play)was produced by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1941, directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Tyrone Power, Lynda Darnell and Rita Hayworth (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50).

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 6, 1922

Released in United States Summer August 6, 1922