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Valentino (1951)

 -  Drama  -  10 March 1951 (USA)
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Italian immigrant Rudolph Valentino makes it big in silent Hollywood, but he ends up struggling between his career and the woman he loves.

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Joan Carlisle / Sarah Gray
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Largely fictional account of the last few years in the life of matinée idol Rudolph Valentino. Regardless of what he was doing professionally, women were attracted to him, and he in turn loved them back which often got him into trouble. After voluntarily leaving a dancing gig due to a dispute with the troupe's leading lady, that gig which brought him to the US, he needed to work a series of odd jobs before movie director Bill King discovered him working as a taxi dancer/gigolo in an upscale dance club. In reality, King's companion that evening, his professional and personal leading lady Joan Carlisle, unofficially discovered Valentino earlier when they had a romance aboard the transatlantic crossing which brought Valentino to the US. At the time, she was traveling incognito under the name Sarah Gray. Valentino's movie career was somewhat stalled until he campaigned for and won the leading role in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), after which his career skyrocketed. By his ... Written by Huggo

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The stormy life...the many loves of...VALENTINO See more »

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10 March 1951 (USA)  »

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Rodolfo Valentino  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Producer Edward Small chose Anthony Dexter for the lead from over 75,000 applicants and 400 screen tests. Among those who tested included Ricardo Montalban, Fernando Lamas, Jon Hall, John Derek, Guy Madison, Arturo de Córdova, and Guy Williams. See more »

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This movie is excellent,a good strong story line,beautiful dancing, and fine actors.
17 May 1999 | by (Frisco,Tx) – See all my reviews

This movie is excellent entertainment for the evening, and should be made available for the public to see. Was aired on late night TV ten years ago. The movie has a good strong story line, beautiful dancing, fine actors and beautiful costumes. The story of Valentino's life which part of it is fiction but still an excellent story. Beautiful people such as Anthony Dexter,a strong resemblance to Valentino who performs fine tango dancing wonderfully, and romances beautiful Eleanor Parker the love object of Valentino, which is very impressive. Also fine dancing by beautiful Patricia Medina, and fine acting by Richard Carlson, and Otto Kruger. A movie that holds your attention and enjoyment for the evening. I give this movie high marks and especially if you like fine dancing and good romance.


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