Blood and Sand (1922), by Fred Niblo, starring Rudolph Valentino. 86 minutes
Presentation: Manuel Hidalgo
Blood and Sand (1922), by Fred Niblo, was a coloristic adaptation of the famous taurine novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, the best paid writer during the Hollywood silent film era. The film stars Rudolph Valentino, launched to fame the year before with The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, another novel by the same author. This film was included in the first silent-film cycle, in 2011, Melodrama and the Star System.