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The World's Greatest Lover (1977)

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A neurotic baker travels to Hollywood to attend a talent search for an actor to rival the great Valentino. Although not an actor, through blind luck he succeeds - to a certain degree!

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rudy Valentine / Rudy Hickman
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Annie Hickman
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Adolph Zitz
Fritz Feld ...
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager
Mark Silberman ...
Cousin Buddy
Robert Ball ...
Bald Man (as Robert E. Ball)
Randolph Dobbs ...
Yes Man #1
Sandy Rovetta ...
Woman Dancer
Hannah Dean ...
Maid
Rita Conde ...
Whore #1
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Whore #2
Teda Bracci ...
Whore #3
Elaine Everett ...
Whore #4
Gustaf Unger ...
Producer
Harry Gold ...
Freddie the Runner
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A neurotic baker travels to Hollywood to attend a talent search for an actor to rival the great Valentino. Although not an actor, through blind luck he succeeds - to a certain degree!

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13 February 1978 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

A világ legnagyobb hősszerelmese  »

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Trivia

The name of the new film at Rainbow Studios was "The World's Greatest Lover". As such, the film within a film has the same title as the film itself. See more »

Goofs

Interior of tour bus has sky lights that don't appear in exterior shots of vehicle. See more »

Quotes

[Zitz moves to strangle the projectionist in a fit of anger]
Projectionist: I'm in the union.
[Zitz restrains himself in time]
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Crazy Credits

There is a credit to Frederico Fellini, who was not on the picture, 'for encouragement at the right time'. See more »

Connections

References 42nd Street (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

You Oughta Be in Pictures
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Music by Dana Suesse
Played when Rudy walks on the set for his audition
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Insufferable, unfunny and convoluted. Skip this one!
22 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Title says it all. This movie takes its rightful place on the shelf among the worst of the very worst movies ever made. It's really hard to watch. A root canal is a less painful and more fun experience. First off no one is attractive in this movie which really doesn't help things. Gene Wilder's antics go from unfunny to pathetic. I guess this movie was made for the 5 to 10 year old crowd and perhaps those with mental disabilities (mainly due to laziness)who don't need their intelligence stimulated in order to laugh. On 2nd thought if you're a fan of inane reality shows you'll probably like this. It is just as insipid as I can imagine Jersey Shore or the Kardashians must be. One has to wonder how did this turnip ever get made! Oh well, if you're sick with the flu and it's 4:00am and you can't sleep and this is the only thing on, then go for it. Just know what your eyes have watched, the mind can never unwatch and sometimes will even track you down in your worst nightmares & haunt you.


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