The Brave One

The Brave One

Michael Ray
Director: Irving Rapper Cast: Michael Ray
Michael Ray
, Rodolfo Hoyos
Rodolfo Hoyos
, Elsa Cardenas
Elsa Cardenas
Irving Rapper


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The Brave One is a bull named Gitano (or Gypsy). Mexican lad 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. Though The Brave One would seem to be ideal material for director Budd Boetticher, the film was in fact helmed by Irving Rapper, a man best known for his Bette Davis vehicles at Warner Bros. Based on a true incident, The Brave One 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. Long available only in its "flat," black and white TV version, The Brave One was recently restored to its Technicolor and CinemaScope glory by the American Movie Classics cable service.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2003
UPC: 0089859823824
Original Release: 1956
Rating: NR
Source: Vci Video
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 18,021

Special Features

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Ray Leonardo
Rodolfo Hoyos Rafael Rosillo
Elsa Cardenas Maria
Carlos Navarro Don Alejandro
Joi Lansing Marion Randall
Fermin Rivera Himself
George Trevino Salvador
Carlos Fernandez Manuel
Rodolpho Moyos Actor

Technical Credits
Irving Rapper Director
Jack Cardiff Cinematographer
Harry S. Franklin Screenwriter
Frank King Producer
Maurice King Producer
John Myers Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Rich Screenwriter
Dalton Trumbo Original Story
Merrill White Editor,Screenwriter
Victor Young Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title [4:40]
2. Etano Discovered [5:17]
3. The Class Room [4:14]
4. Playful Etano [9:08]
5. Denado Misses Etano [6:28]
6. Father Blesses Etano [7:06]
7. In the Bullring [6:56]
8. A Sister's Prayer [1:33]
9. Matador of the Year [4:39]
10. Auction of Etano [6:04]
11. Father Searches [5:27]
12. Hitch-Hike to Mexico City [3:52]
13. Searching for Etano [4:56]
14. Denado at the Bullring [4:26]
15. Matador Prepares [5:33]
16. Pleading With the President [3:00]
17. Etano in the Bullring [14:52]
18. Denado Saves Etano - The End [1:35]

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