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Hot Blood (1956)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | March 1956 (USA)
Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go, but Torino wants none of it.

Director:

Nicholas Ray

Writers:

Jesse Lasky Jr. (screenplay), Jean Evans (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jane Russell ... Annie Caldash
Cornel Wilde ... Stephano Torino
Luther Adler ... Marco Torino
Joseph Calleia ... Papa Theodore
James H. Russell James H. Russell ... Xano (as Jamie Russell)
Nina Koshetz Nina Koshetz ... Nita Johnny
Helen Westcott ... Velma
Mikhail Rasumny ... Old Johnny
Wally Russell Wally Russell ... Bimbo
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Stefano Torino wants nothing to do with his Gypsy clan but his brother Marco thinks otherwise. Marco arranges a marriage for Stefano with a young Gypsy woman from Chicago, Annie Caldash. Stefano, or Steve as he now prefers to be called, wants nothing to do with it but Annie convinces him that she had no intention of accepting him at the altar intending on running away as soon as Marco pays her father the $2000 they've been promised. Steve decides to go along with the gag but gets trapped when Annie decides she wants to marry him after all. Steve leaves for several months but when he returns Annie's request for a divorce leads him to reconsider his decision. Written by garykmcd

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She Tricks Him Into Marriage... Then Tempts Him Into Love! See more »

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Drama | Musical

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Trivia

Final film for Mikhail Rasumny, who passed away 22 February 1956, the month before this film's release. See more »

Goofs

The story supposedly takes place in Los Angeles CA but the envelope containing the X-Rays is addressed to Marco in New Market, Pennsylvania. See more »

Quotes

Annie Caldash: Don't look like you've been sentenced to death, Stephano.
Stephano Torino: Yeah, I only got life.
Annie Caldash: Your cell will be padded.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood Uncensored (1987) See more »

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Unbelievably bad...not even fun as camp
1 May 2020 | by css-89951See all my reviews

Unbelievable that director Nicholas Ray is attached to this turkey. Even Russell and Wilde look embarrassed. The technicolor is vibrant, but the whole enterprise looks cheap.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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