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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)
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Also Known As:
The World's Greatest Lover
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Though Gene Wilder
's character real name is Rudy Hickman who parades as Rudy Valentino, the character is billed as only Rudy Valentino in the closing credits with no mention of Rudy Hickman. See more
This film is supposed to take place in the 1920s silent movie era, yet the movie extras riding in the bus to their location sing-along to "Shuffle Off to Buffalo", a Harry Warren-Al Dubin song written for the 1933 sound film "42nd Street." See more
Now listen to me very carefully: The women in this country are so sex-starved, they'll accept the first pretty face that comes along and make him a star. Well, what the hell will they do when they hear that Rainbow Studios is going to find the greatest lover in America? I'm talking about someone who will make Rudolph Valentino look like a part-time nurse!
There is a credit to Frederico Fellini, who was not on the picture, 'for encouragement at the right time'. See more
Written by F.D. Marchetti
Played on the violin in Valentino's tent and at the end See more