Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

22 December 2014

Blood and Sand

There isn't much to say about Blood and Sand except that it is every single thing you'd expect from a Tyrone Power–Linda Darnell movie that stars Rita Hayworth as its femme fatale (except Spanish, so: mujer mortal?).

Power and Darnell were also in the famous Mark of Zorro.

All of these people think they are the stars of this movie, but unbeknownst to them, the picture is stolen by the former star of the stage and silent screen (and badass lesbian and avant-gardist) Alla Nazimova. She positively makes away with the movie. You wouldn't know it from the marketing, but she manages to make the whole thing about her. It's amazing.