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Valentino (1977)

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In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. Ballroom dancer Valentino manipulated his good looks and animal-like grace into a Hollywood career. His smouldering love making, tinged with a touch of masterful cruelty, expressed a sexuality which was at once both shocking and sensual. Written by Ørnås

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In life he was a movie star, in death he became a legend.

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Biography | Drama

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4 October 1977 (UK)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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A major piece of advertising art (a shot of Nureyev embracing Michelle Phillips) had to be retouched in mid-campaign after someone noticed he was wearing a trendy Seventies tank watch that didn't exist in the Twenties - a mistake clumsily corrected by airbrushing out the chunk of his wrist bearing anachronistic timepiece. See more »

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References Salome (1922) See more »

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Dark Eyes
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Arranged and adapted by Stanley Black
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I am mesmerized by this film
19 November 2003 | by (St. Louis) – See all my reviews

First saw it on HBO (many times) about 1980. Just love the Ken Russell 'exaggerated' feel and look. Made me look into the life of Valentino, where I was disappointed to find that Ken Russell had really 'exaggerated' Rudy's life. I didn't see it again until 1998 on a trip to Canada, in a somewhat edited version. I just watched it on the True Stories channel, I fell in love with it again. Ken Russell's version of the cause of Rudy's death is much more interesting than the actual cause of Valentino's death. I taped it and expect to watch it a few more times.


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