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Valentino (1977)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  4 October 1977 (UK)
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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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"Romantic" co-stars Rudolf Nureyev and Michelle Phillips got along so poorly during the making of this film that they were reported to have engaged in an on-set slapping match during shooting of the love scenes. See more »

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References What Price Beauty? (1925) See more »

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The Sheik of Araby
Sung by Chris Ellis
Words of parody by Ken Russell
Music by Ted Snyder (uncredited)
Lyrics by Harry B. Smith, Francis Wheeler (uncredited)
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Another No.1 Box Office Hit for Ken Russell
28 December 2006 | by (Cambridge, England) – See all my reviews

This film topped the British box-office for two weeks and in doing so made Ken Russell the most successful filmmaker in Britain in the 1970s. It was his fifth No.1 hit in that decade. Guy Hamilton had four No.1s (Bond films), Sam Peckinpah had three No.1s; no one else had more than two. Ken Russell also spent longer at Number one than Spielberg, whose two No.1 hits, Jaws and Close Encounters, failed to match the record set by The Music Lovers (1 week at No. 1); Devils (Eight Weeks at No.1); Tommy (14 weeks); Lisztomania (2 weeks) and this. Valentino is not one of Russell's masterpieces, but there are mightily glorious things to see here.


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