Bullfighter and the Lady

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Released 1951

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Bullfighter and the Lady

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Director:
Budd Boetticher
Released:
1951
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Bullfighter and the Lady is a love story about the desperate American filmmaker, Johnny Regan (Robert Stack), looking to woo a charming local Mexican beauty, Anita de la Vega (Joy Page). To this end he asks the area's premier bullfighter, Manolo Estrada (Gilbert Roland), to teach him lessons in the art, so that he might amaze her. His training is only half-hearted, though, because he is love-struck and cannot take his attention away from Anita. Along the way, he learns a deep appreciation for the honor and dignity of the matadores. Bullfighting is not a study to undertake lightly, and his nonchalant training may endanger everything he has hoped for. This black and white 1951 melodrama was written and directed by Budd Boetticher, who was nominated for an Academy Award for this film. The photography gives a sharp and impressive look at the culture of bullfighting and the scenery of Mexico in that era.

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Drama

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Showbiz, Love & Romance