Beauty and the Bull (1954)

Approved   |    |  Short, Action, Sport


While vacationing in Mexico, fashion model Bette Ford attends a bullfight and a bull breeding ranch event. She becomes intrigued with the art of bullfighting and gets training leading to her first professional appearance in the bullring.


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25 August 2019 | boblipton
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| A New York Fashion Model Deals With Mexican Bull
Marvin Miller narrates this Oscar-nominated short subject about how New York fashion model Bette Ford became a bull fighter. It's a true story in broad, if not in fine. Apparently Miss Ford and some friends were visiting Mexico, and a toreador unsurprisingly invited the pretty girls out to his ranch. Eventually, Miss Ford became the first woman to fight bulls on foot in a major arena.

It's directed by Larry Lansburgh, who also directed CHARLIE MCCARTHY AND MORTIMER SNERD IN SWEDEN. Mostly he directed shorts and features about animals, including several movies for Disney in the 1960s and 1970s. THis one was in poor shape when I saw it.The print was scratched, and the lighting and color variations demonstrated it had been pulled from several sources. Miss Ford, in her first apearence in the ring, is hardly an accomplished and polished performer, but it's an appealing mixture of travelogue and personal accomplishment.

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