Oscar Movies: Blood and Sand (1941)

Mamoulian’s remake of the 1922 Rudolph Valentino melodrama centers on a romantic triangle, a young bullfighter torn (and ultimately destroyed) by his love for two vastly different women, the loyal and lovely Linda Dranell and the dangerous siren Rita Hayworth.

Oscar Nominations: 2

Color Cinematography: Ernest Palmer and Ray Rennahan

Color Interior Decoration: Richard Day and Joseph C. Wright, art direction; Thomas Little, set decoration.

 

Oscar Awards: 1

Color Cinematography

 

Oscar Context:

The Art Direction Oscar went to the film “Blossoms in the Dust.”

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