Blood and Sand

1 
The wide world over, cruelty
  is disguised as sport to
gratify man's lust for excitement.
From the early ages, humanity
has congregated to watch the
combating forces of man 
       and beast.

2
To the Spaniard, the love of
  the bull-fight is inborn.
A heritage of barbarism - its
heroes embody the bravery of
    the knights of old.

3
Our story is of a toreador -
 a son of the people, who
becomes its idol - and sunny
Seville is his birthplace.

4
And in a lane of shadow
  in the suburb de la Feria -

5
  "Not a sign of your son Juan!
He is either playing at bull-fight-
ing or at the slaughter-house
chasing bulls! Apprentice him
to a butcher instead of to me!"

6
The widow Gallardo's patience
 was sorely tried by hard
work and her son's failure
to work at his father's trade.

		Rose Rosanova.

7
Antonio, the saddler, took
 a deep interest in the
widow's affairs -

	Leo White.

8
- because he was married 
to her daughter, Encarnacion.

	Rosita Marstini.

9
  "It is time I gave your
mother a present for that
good-for-nothing brother
of yours!"

10
It is but a short distance to 
  the Andalusian foothills,
where, with other ragamuffins,
the widow's son tramped
the dusty roads, playing 
at bull-fighting.

11
For on feast days, the rural
  populace waited for the
"amateurs" from Seville to
gratify their love of
the sport.

12
  RODOLPH VALENTINO
         as
    Juan Gallardo.

They called him "Zapaterin"
   (Little Shoemaker).

13
  "Oh, Juanillo, you give me
so much worry - it might
have been you!"

14
  "Some day I will build you
a fine house - and you shall
have a grand carriage -"

15
  "- and all the silk dresses
and shawls you want!"

16
The news of the "Little 
  Shoemaker's" prowess
spread through Seville,
attracting the wealthy patrons
of the national sport.

17
  "Madre mia, are you
not going to wish your
Juanillo luck?"

18
  "The only luck I wish you
is that you get some sense
in your head! A second-
hand suit does not make
a toreador!"

19
  "I am going to the bull-fight
to see them pelt that vagabond
brother of yours with oranges."

20
"Give him one for me!"

21
  "Make way for the greatest 
toreador in all Spain - and he
is my brother-in-law!"

22
  "Just as I have always said
- Juan is the greatest toreador
since Roger de Flor!"

23
  "Blessed be the mother
who bore so brave a son!
Never has there been such
bravery in the arena!"

24
Carmen, the playmate
 of his childhood.

	Lila Lee.

25
  "Oh, yes, my wife and 
I have always had great
hopes for the boy!"

26
In the same quarter lived
 Don Joselito, a student
of humanity.

	Charles Belcher.

27
The philosopher surrounded
  himself with barbaric
relics of torture - grim
testimony of man's
inhumanity to man.

28
He searched deep into men's 
hearts, ever willing to
excuse weakness, and in
a master ledger, recorded 
the lives of those who
interested him.

29
A successful matador must
  have a manager, so he
had chosen Don José, a
wealthy patron of the sport.

	Fred Becker.

30
And also a cuadrilla of
skilled men - headed
by El Nacional, a matador,
who fought for a living
and not for glory.

	George Field.

31
Potaje, a popular picador.

	Jack Winn.

32
And the Ponteliro.

	Harry Lamont.

33
Last and least, old Garabato,
  who served Gallardo in
order to cling to the arena
and retain his pigtail.

	Gilbert Clayton.

34
While Antonio basked
  in the reflected glory
of his brother-in-law.

35
"I hate all women - but one!"

36
  "They tell me you drink
a great deal!"

37
  "Only to return friends'
courtesies - a toreador can-
not live like a monk!"

38
  "They also tell me that
your companions are bad
men - and women!"

39
  "By the figure of Faith
on the Giralda tower, I
swear I love no one but
you!"

40
Gallardo's wedding was a
  gala event - far into
the night there was music
and dancing.

[artwork of a banner reads:]
   To him whom God loves
he gives a house in Seville.

41
Madrid is the Mecca
  of the bull-fighter.

42
Two years of triumph
  had made Gallardo
the idol of Spain.

43
  "Seņor Presidente, I toast
you and dedicate this bull
to your honor!"

44
  "And also to all the beautiful
ladies of Spain!"

45
"Your daring thrilled me!"

46
  "It once belonged to an
Egyptian queen who gave
it to a Roman conqueror
for his bravery."

47
  "Let it be my tribute
to YOUR bravery!"

48
  "Send the usual telegram
to Carmen - that all is well."

49
  "It is good to have you
home, Juan - to feel that
you are all mine."

50
"Well, here he is at last!"

51
  "I had hoped you would
remain for dinner!"

52
  "I have an engagement,
but I am sure Gallardo will
be charmed."

53
  "Not another word, I command
you! My uncle is away from
the city - we will dine together,
en famille."

54
  "I shall not know what 
to do - what to say!"

55
  "A-ve Ma-ri-a pu-ri-si-ma!
Eleven by the clock and
all is well."

56
  "What were you thinking 
just now, Gallardo?"

57
  "I - I was thinking how
beautiful you are!"

58
  "It is getting late - I
must say good-night!"

59
  "What wonderful arms you
have - your muscles are 
like iron!"

60
  "How that woman has 
changed you! I am not
superstitious but on the day
you first met her, there was
nothing but signs of ill omen!"

61
  "Santa Maria, you do not
understand! It is torture to
love two women! There is
no one like Carmen - but
the other woman - it is
different!"

62
  "Impure love is like a flame.
When it is burnt out, there is
nothing left but the blackened
embers of disgust and regret."

63
  "Nacional, help me 
to conquer this mad
fascination!"

64
  "We will go to Rinconada
for a few days to get away
from her. Will you go?"

65
  "I think we had better not 
see each other again."

66
"I am going to Rinconada
for a few days - I - I want
to forget you."

67
  "Gallardo, you cannot
forget me - take me with
you!"

68
"Some day you will beat 
me with those strong hands!
I should like to know what 
it feels like!"

69
  "You love me, Juan - you
know you love me!"

70
  "Snake! One moment I love
you - the other I hate you -
serpent from Hell!"

71
The sun was setting
  in a flaming glow
when Gallardo reached
Rinconada.

72
  "I was on my way to my 
uncle's estate. How strange
my car should have broken
down - here!"

73
  "Surely, Gallardo, you will
invite me to dinner while
my car is being repaired!"

74
  "Such a dusty journey!
May I tidy up a bit?"

75
"That is my wife's room."

76
  "Really! If my car is not
repaired in time, I may be
forced to spend the night 
here."

77
  "Strange that Doņa Sol should
choose the same time as Juan
for her visit to her uncle's estate
which is so near Rinconada!"

78
  "A man's home is the 
last place to hear of his 
indiscretions!"

79
Breakfast was of unusual
  interest at Rinconada.

80
"Plumitas, the bandit!"

81
  "I came for the pleasure
of talking with you, Juan
Gallardo. I saw you kill
your first bull!"

82
  "You had better breakfast
in your room!"

83
  "Why not here with
your guest?"

84
  "Seņor Juan, you and I are
much alike. We both live by
killing - only you get the
plaudits of the world while I
oft-times go hungry."

85
  "We follow the only course
open to a poor man to get 
money - by facing death. If
God deserts us, you will be
carried out of the arena feet
foremost and I will be shot
down like a dog!"

86
  "You may tender me a bull
if ever we meet in the arena."

87
  "My tribute to your
bravery!"

88
  "Your bandit friend is more
agreeable than you, Gallardo.
I would love to follow him!"

89
  "I could follow him if I
wished - because there 
was nothing the matter
with my car last evening,
my toreador!"

90
  "No explanation I can make
will suffice - forgive me!"

91
  "Mi querida, you do not
understand! In a man's life
there is sometimes a good 
love and a bad love."

92
  "The last bull-fight of the
season is tomorrow. One can
never tell - won't you say -
good-bye?"

93
What havoc a year had 
  wrought! Scorned by the
woman who had destroyed
his wife's faith - the toreador's
domestic problem and
reckless dissipation were
the gossip of Spain!

94
  "A letter from Carmen -
she asks me to give up the 
arena."

95
  "Cut off your pigtail before
you are thirty? Impossible!"

96
  "Why, you have saved 
nothing! It would mean
sinking back into poverty!"

97
How fickle the word, how
  insincere its plaudits!
The same voice that shouts
success will croak as
loudly - failure!

98
  "You had no business to 
come! Wait here - I will
find Juan!"

99
  "This bull is for you,
comrade!"

100
  "Juan is in danger -
I must pray for him."

101
  "Damn that woman! I 
have never seen Juan 
so reckless!"

102
  "Take care, Gallardo.
God has deserted -"

103
"Gallardo is dying!"

104
  "Mi querida - forgive -
I - I love only you."

105
"Poor matador -"

106
"- poor beast!"

107
"But out there is the real
beast - a beast with ten
thousand heads!"

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