Neither Blood nor Sand

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Neither Blood nor Sand (Spanish: Ni sangre, ni arena) is a 1941 Mexican comedy film directed by Alejandro Galindo and starring Cantinflas, Susana Guízar and Elvia Salcedo.[1] It was intended as a parody of the big-budget Hollywood film Blood and Sand, which portrays the world of bullfighting.

Neither Blood nor Sand
Directed byAlejandro Galindo
Produced byFrancisco Cabrera
Jacques Gelman
Santiago Reachi
Written byAlfredo B. Crevenna
Alejandro Galindo
Alfredo Robledo
Jaime Salvador
Susana Guízar
Elvia Salcedo
Music byElías Breeskin
Fernando V. Silva
CinematographyGabriel Figueroa
Edited byCharles L. Kimball
Posa Films
Release date
  • 22 May 1941 (1941-05-22) (Mexico)
Running time
104 minutes

It was Cantinflas' second full feature film, and its popularity cemented his rising success. He did not get on well with the film's director, but bonded with his assistant Miguel M. Delgado who became his favourite director and directed many of his films.[1] Cantinflas rapidly followed the film with another success, The Unknown Policeman.

The film's sets were designed by the art director Jorge Fernandez.



  1. ^ a b Mora p. 53


  • Mora, Carl J. Mexican Cinema: Reflections of a Society, 1896–2004. McFarland & Co, 2005.

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