Hot Blood (1956)

Hot Blood (1956)




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Set in the gypsy community of contemporary Los Angeles, dancer Stephen Torinois is tricked into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Columbia Pictures


Jane Russell
as Annie Caldash
Cornel Wilde
as Stephano Torino
Luther Adler
as Marco Torino
Joseph Calleia
as Papa Theodore
Mikhail Rasumny
as Old Johnny
Nina Koshetz
as Nita Johnny
Nick Dennis
as Korka
Richard Deacon
as Mr. Swift
Robert Foulk
as Sgt. McGrossin
John Raven
as Joe Randy
Joe Merritt
as Skinny Gypsy
Fay Nuell
as Gypsy Woman
Peter Brocco
as Doctor
Les Baxter
as Gas Station Attendant
Ross Bagdasarian Sr.
as Gas Station Attendant
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Critic Reviews for Hot Blood

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Definitely one of the more intriguing and neglected of Ray's second-degree efforts.

Full Review… | January 11, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

An oddity, then, but one distinguished by Ray's characteristic refusal to patronise or glamorise his characters.

Full Review… | August 15, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

If not Nicholas Ray's greatest movie, then surely the rapturous culmination of his palpable desire to do a musical

Full Review… | February 12, 2010

Ray milks the comedy element for all it's worth, and the musical numbers are staged surprisingly well by a director mainly known for his gritty dramas.

Full Review… | January 11, 2008
TV Guide

All the lively song-and-dance routines and steamy shots of a scantily clad Russell can't make up for the crass dialogue and boring melodramatics.

Full Review… | August 17, 2007

An always lively presentation despite its preposterous storyline.

Full Review… | August 13, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Hot Blood


Nicholas Ray's gypsy drama is a campy delight and Jane Russell and Cornel Wilde are the perfectly campy stars.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Silly and overblown. Jane is fiery but not believable as a gypsy for a second.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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