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Beauty and the Bullfighter / Love in a Hot Climate

Beauty and the Bullfighter / Love in a Hot Climate

A Feature film by Georges Rouquier, Ricardo Muñoz Suay

Produced by Cité Films, Cocinor

Release in France : 14/05/1954


    After a fellow bullfighter is killed in the ring, Ricardo (Daniel Gélin), a dashing matador, decides it's time to retire. As a result, his fickle movie-actress mistress Marilena (Zsa Zsa Gabor) flounces out of his life. He is then targeted for persecution by journalist Riera (Arnoldo Foa). Still, Ricardo refuses to be coerced back into the ring. It takes the concerted efforts of the mercenary Marilena and Ricardo's equally greedy manager Naguera (Henri Filbert) to force Ricardo back into action. Tragedy inevitably ensues, though it is tragedy of the "grim irony" variety: Ricardo is not so much killed as he is loved to death by his fanatical fans.

    Source :

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Cité Films, Cocinor

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    Foreign production company :

    Arcadia Films

    French distribution :


    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producers :

    Jacques Bar, Ignace Morgenstern

    Foreign Producer :

    Joaquin Reig

    Dialogue Writer :

    Michel Audiard

    Sound Recordist :

    William-Robert Sivel

    Camera Operator :

    Jean Lallier

    Editor :

    Christian Gaudin

    Production Designer :

    Robert Giordani

    Still Photographer :

    Robert Joffres

    Assistant directors :

    Marcel Camus, Jacques Deray

    Adaptation :

    Maurice Barry

    Author of original work :

    Joseph Peyré

    Director of Photography :

    Maurice Barry

    Production Manager :

    Walter Rupp

    Continuity supervisor :

    Jacqueline Loir

    Music Composer :

    Raymond Legrand

    Location Manager :

    André Guillet

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Romance

    Production language :

    French, Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    Spain, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Spain, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 39 min

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    Posters (4)

    Directors (2)


    Cannes International Film Festival - 1954

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1954)


    Official Competition