The Brave One 1956



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The Brave One 1956
1h 40min | Drama, Family | 23 November 1956 (Japan)


The Brave One is a bull named Gitano (or Gypsy). A Mexican boy Michael Ray “adopts” Gitano after saving the animal’s life during a storm. The friendship between bull and boy is threatened when Gitano’s legal owners claim the animal and ship it off to the bullring. Moved by the boy’s plight, the President of Mexico signs a “pardon” for Gitano – but not soon enough to prevent the bull’s appearance at the Plaze de Mexico at Mexico City, where he faces top matador Fermin Rivera. Based on a true incident, the film earned a “best story” Academy Award for one Robert Rich – who, much to the embarrassment of the Academy (and the delight of civil libertarians) turned out to be blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

User review:

This has been one of my ten favorite films of all time. I showed a copy of it to the children of friends in Guadalajara. None of the children had ever seen or heard of it. They all loved it, and cheered with joy.

The children asked if they could invite all their friends in for another showing of “The Brave One,” so, soon, the entire room was full. Standing room only.

Adults and kids alike saw the faith, hope and inspiration in this outstanding movie.

Some teachers show the film in classes studying other cultures, and it always goes over very big, as it should.

No remake can ever come close to this version..

Director: Irving Rapper
Writers: Dalton Trumbo (story), Harry S. Franklin (screenplay)
Stars: Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Elsa Cárdenas

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The Brave One (1956)

100 min|Drama, Family|23 Nov 1956

6.8Rating: 6.8 / 10 from 565 users
A young Mexican boy tirelessly tries to save his pet bull from death at the hands of a celebrated matador.


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