The Magnificent Matador
|The Magnificent Matador|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Budd Boetticher|
|Produced by||Edward L. Alperson|
|Screenplay by||Budd Boetticher|
|Music by||Raoul Kraushaar|
|Edited by||Richard Cahoon|
Edward L. Alperson Productions
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
The Magnificent Matador is a 1955 American drama film directed by Budd Boetticher and written by Budd Boetticher and Charles Lang. The film stars Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Manuel Rojas, Richard Denning, Thomas Gomez, Lola Albright, William Ching and an early appearance of Stuart Whitman. The film was released on May 24, 1955, by 20th Century Fox.
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- Maureen O'Hara as Karen Harrison
- Anthony Quinn as Luís Santos
- Manuel Rojas as Rafael Reyes
- Richard Denning as Mark Russell
- Thomas Gomez as Don David
- Lola Albright as Mona Wilton
- William Ching as Jody Wilton
- Eduardo Noriega as Miguel
- Stuart Whitman as Man in the Arena
- Lorraine Chanel as Sarita Sebastian
- Anthony Caruso as Emiliano
- Jesus 'Chucho' Solorzano as himself
- Joaquín Rodríguez 'Cagancho' as himself
- Rafael Rodríguez as himself
- Antonio Velasquez as himself
- Jorge 'Ranchero' Aguilar as himself
Budd Boetticher said he wrote the film for Quinn who had "won two Academy Awards, and he couldn't get a job. So I wrote a script, and the studio changed the title to The Magnificent Matador, which is about the worst title you can imagine. He was typed; he couldn't get work, so I wrote a script in which he was the star. Maureen O'Hara played the opposite lead; she was great, the greatest lady I ever worked with. The picture was OK, but I was happier about what it did for Anthony Quinn. We put him in a that gold suit, and he was a star! He wasn't a star in Viva Zapata (1952), he was a character actor, and The Magnificent Matador made him a star of the first magnitude."
- Crowther, Bosley (1955-05-25). "Movie Review - The Magnificent Matador - Screen: Bulls Sans Fight; ' Magnificent Matador' Shows Little of Peril". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
- "The Magnificent Matador (1955) - Overview". TCM.com. 1955-05-24. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
- Budd Boetticher: The Last Interview Wheeler, Winston Dixon. Film Criticism; Meadville Vol. 26, Iss. 3, (Spring 2002): 52-0_3.
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