- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 25, 2000
- Originally Released: 1956
- Label: VCI Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1956 -
Best Motion Picture Story: Dalton Trumbo
Los Angeles Times - 09/01/1992
"...A classic family picture of timeless emotional impact..."
THE BRAVE ONE is based on an actual incident that took place in Spain where in 1936 a bull was pardoned and returned to his owner following its valiant performance in the ring. The film's story is transported to Mexico and focuses on Leonardo, a young boy who is devoted to a pet bull he saved from a flood. Things turn for the worse when the boy's ranch owner father dies and his stock is sold at an auction. Leonardo's favorite animal is taken away to be trained for the fights, even as Leonardo desperately tries to procure a pardon from the President. He finally succeeds but too late - the bull has already entered into the corrida to face the famous matador Fermin Rivera. Both the beast and the bullfighter show such bravery and brilliance during their face off that the crowd votes to spare the bull's life.
- Color by Technicolor. Shot in Techniscope on location in Mexico.
- Robert Rich is a pseudonym for writer Dalton Trumbo, blacklisted at the time this film was produced.
- Additional cast: Fermin Rivera (Himself), Geroge Trevino (Salvador), and Carlos Fernandez (Manuel).