Academy Awards 1941 -
Best Cinematography: Ernest Palmer & Ray Rennahan
Swashbuckling film hero Tyrone Power stars in this remake of the 1922 film that made the heartthrob Rudolph Valentino into a household name. Juan, a poor boy from Seville, dreams of becoming a world-famous matador. He also dreams of marrying the beauteous Carmen Espinosa. Both wishes eventually come true but at the height of his fame, a sexy socialite seduces him away from his beloved wife. Only after his affair has ended, and he returns for an important bullfight will he reconcile with his spouse if it isn't already too late. Based on the novel by Vicente Blasco. Remade again in 1941.
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Shot in three-strip Technicolor.
Additional cast: Michael Morris (La Pulga), Ann Todd (Carmen as a Child) and Rex Downing (Juan as a Child).