Girl’s Dormitory (1936)- 7.5/10
Power is barely in this movie, but it was his big screen debut. Simone Simon was absolutely amazing, charming, and stunningly gorgeous. I felt so bad for her character and wanted to give her a hug. One of her interrogators was quite possibly one of the most vile characters on film. The female teacher is a fabulous example of a strong woman, especially in the 1930’s. This movie was very risqué for its time, I loved it.
Blood and Sand (1941)- 7.5/10
Tyrone stars as an up-and-coming matador: “Illiterate peasant Juan Gallardo rises meteorically to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena only to sow the seeds of his own fall” (IMDB). He struggles between staying faithful to his wife (the stunning Linda Darnell) and being led astray by the sexy socialite (Rita Hayworth). I like the pacing of the movie, which starts with Juan as a boy and his childhood romance with his eventual wife Carmen. Both Power and Darnell were fantastic in the movie and had great chemistry (they’ve been in multiple films together which makes sense). We don’t see much of the brunette Hayworth, but what we do see is spot on. A great movie, one I would recommend for sure.