The Magnificent Matador (1955)

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    • The Magnificent Matador (1955)

      THE MAGNIFICENT MATADOR

      DIRECTED BY BUDD BOETTICHER
      PRODUCED BY EDWARD L. ALPERSON
      EDWARD L. ALPERSON PRDUCTIONS
      NATIONAL PICTURES CORPORATION
      TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION

      Photo with the courtesy of laasbugas
      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Maureen O'Hara as the spoiled, rich, American preditor
      who falls head-over-heels for the brooding, tormented,
      about-to-retire matador, Luis Santos (Anthony Quinn)
      who has inexplicably run away prior to a corrida that was
      to occasion the "alternativa" of a young, up-and-coming bullfighter (Manuel Rojas).
      The mystery is solved 94 minutes later, after Maureen has conquered
      Tony and Tony has saved Marueen's life by caping a toro bravo
      with his plaid horse blanket.
      Written by Stanley Conrad

      Full Cast
      Maureen O'Hara .... Karen Harrison
      Anthony Quinn .... Luís Santos
      Manuel Rojas .... Rafael Reyes
      Richard Denning .... Mark Russell
      Thomas Gomez .... Don David
      Lola Albright .... Mona Wilton
      William Ching .... Jody Wilton (as William Brooks Ching)
      Eduardo Noriega .... Miguel
      Lorraine Chanel .... Sarita Sebastian
      Anthony Caruso .... Emiliano
      Jesus 'Chucho' Solorzano .... Himself
      Joaquín Rodríguez 'Cagancho' .... Himself
      Rafael Rodríguez .... Himself
      Antonio Velasquez .... Himself
      Jorge 'Ranchero' Aguilar .... Himself
      Félix Briones .... Himself
      Nacho Trevino .... Himself

      Writing Credits
      Budd Boetticher story
      Charles Lang

      Original Music
      Edward L. Alperson Jr.
      Antonio Ortiz Calero (song "La Vergen de la Macarena")
      Paul Herrick (title song)
      Raoul Kraushaar
      Bernardino Bautista Monterde (song "La Vergen de la Macarena")

      Cinematography
      Lucien Ballard

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Location
      Mexico
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • This is a reasonable film,
      and another pairing with Anthony Quinn,
      where beautiful rich girl Maureen,
      falls for Matador Quinn.



      User Review

      The matador and the Virgin,
      Author: Christopher Mulrooney from Los Angeles
      A matador goes to the Virgin in existential anguish. The drawing of the bulls (led by "jezebels" into isolating stalls) is filmed twice at two angles, to cinch the deal. Boetticher's elegant, geometric décor sets off his matador like a votive flame. The beauty of Mexico is seen in swift cutting as backgrounds, from the Toreo to hacienda-hotels and finally to the bare countryside, before the return.

      The brief record of a flamenco dance given by Boetticher is of a rare sinuous type, all cricket-castanets and slow undulations.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: Maureen O' Hara- The Magnificent Matador (1955)

      :wink_smile:

      Filmed in Mexico, this film was not loved by critics or by the Mexican audience during the filming of bull ... without killing!

      After these beautiful photos, a short video ...

      Tell me if you have problems to read

      Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
      French-English translation: poor !!!
      :blush:

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