Blood and Sand is a romantic melodrama technicolor film directed by Rouben Mamoulian, based on the 1908 Spanish novel, starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, and Alla Nazimova.
Brash young Spanish peasant Juan Gallardo (Tyrone Power) aspires to follow his dead father's footsteps into the bullring, despite his mother's fears. Bidding his childhood sweetheart Carmen (Linda Darnell) farewell, Juan and his friends travel to Madrid to learn the bullfighting craft. Years later, when Juan's fame as a matador soars, he returns to Seville to marry Carmen. Soon, Juan's head is turned by the elegant temptress Doña Sol De Muira (Rita Hayworth), and his career takes a turn.