Secret Movie Details

The Brave One


Rated: 6.6
Run time: 100 min
Director: Irving Rapper
Actors: Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Elsa Cárdenas, Carlos Navarro, Joi Lansing, Fermín Rivera, Jorge Treviño, Carlos Fernández, Eduardo Alcaraz, Rafael Alcayde, Manuel de la Vega, Miguel Ángel Ferriz, Pascual García Peña, Beatriz Ramos, Manuel Sánchez Navarro, Manuel Vergara 'Manver'
Year: 1956


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. Written by alfiehitchie