The Bullfighter and the Lady (1951)

The Bullfighter and the Lady


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Director Budd Boetticher's love of bullfighting comes to the fore in this film drama, directed and co-written by Boetticher (and produced by John Wayne). Robert Stack plays the cocky American Chuck Regan, who travels to Mexico and falls in love with the sultry Anita de la Vega (Joy Page). In order to impress her with his prowess, he convinces the famed matador Manolo Estrada (Gilbert Roland) to mentor him in the art of bullfighting. But Chuck's carelessness causes the tragic death of Manolo, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance
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Written By: James Edward Grant
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as Johnny Regan

as Anita de la Vega

as Manolo Estrada

as Lisbeth Flood

as Barney Flood

as Chelo Estrada

as Antonio Gomez

as Panchito

as Dr. Sierra

as Pepe Mora
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Critic Reviews for The Bullfighter and the Lady

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Full Review… | July 2, 2008
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Budd Boetticher received a writing Oscar nomination for this well directed bullfighting drama, shot in Mexico.

Full Review… | August 22, 2012

Boetticher's striking, deeply personal tale of athletes and aesthetes

Full Review… | November 6, 2011

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