The Magnificent Matador (1955)

  |  Drama, Romance


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In Mexico City, rich American Karen Harrison falls in-love with famous bullfighter Luis Santos who hides a personal secret regarding his young protege bullfighter Rafael Reyes.


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14 December 2008 | dsewizzrd-1
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Expensively filmed and orchestrated in colour Cinemascope, Maureen O'Hara and Anthony Quinn star in this slow romance set in the bullfighting milieu in Mexico.

Quinn is a matador in his last year that throws over a showing apparently because he chickens out and shacks up with the wealthy O'Hara.

Tedious portentousness passes for gravity in this slow drama, with some rough cutting especially the scene where the background shifts about six times, alternating between treeless plain, treeless mountain, and tree-filled mountain all in the same shot.

The greasy 'hombres' in tuxedos are a bit interesting, but the politics is rubbish and bullfighting is 'orrible anyway.

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Release Date:

30 April 1956

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Mexico

Filming Locations

Mexico

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