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Cobra (1925)

A penniless, skirt-chasing Italian nobleman finds love and scandal when he travels to New York City.


Joseph Henabery


Martin Brown (play), Anthony Coldeway (as Anthony Coldewey)




Complete credited cast:
Rudolph Valentino ... Count Rodrigo Torriani
Nita Naldi ... Elise Van Zile
Casson Ferguson ... Jack Dorning
Gertrude Olmstead ... Mary Drake
Hector V. Sarno ... Vittorio Minardi (as Hector Sarno)
Claire de Lorez Claire de Lorez ... Rosa Minardi
Eileen Percy ... Sophie Binner
Lillian Langdon Lillian Langdon ... Mrs. Huntington Palmer
Henry A. Barrows Henry A. Barrows ... Henry Madison (as Henry Barrows)
Rosa Rosanova ... Marie


A penniless, skirt-chasing Italian nobleman finds love and scandal when he travels to New York City.

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Valentino in a fine role as a young Italian nobleman who can't escape the lure of a beautiful woman. a strictly modern story of tempestuous love, stirring drama and touching sacrifice. With Nita Naldi as the cobra woman-lady of love. (Print Ad- Capitol Journal, ((Salem, Ore.)) 9 January 1926)


Drama | Romance


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I am the sex-obsessed man, and you're the cure. (oops wrong movie!)
18 September 2004 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

I had some doubts when I first watching "Cobra" as I seem to recall long ago, a negative reaction to watching one of Valentino's movies. But hey, guess what, despite some odd things, I actually liked it!

Valentino plays Rodrigo, a sex obsessed man who's actually had it up to HERE with women coming on to him all the time (and vice versa!) he meets up with a antiques dealer from the US who persuades to come work for him. Believe me, I could actually predict what was going to happen a mile away.

Anyways, Valentino plunges into his work, ignoring every woman that comes his way. When his antiques partner marries a woman that was trying to woo Valentino, (which is surpising in itself, as it looked for a while that he was appearing to be an "unwritten gay character" the woman keeps trying, even trying to woo Valentino up to a hotel room. From this point, things take a laughably unpredictable turn (you don't see it coming) which leads us to the sad ending. Awww.

The acting here is good for the period, but tends to rely on, as it always does with silent dramas, with too many people looking glum, and looking off to the side. (you know what I mean). Valentino is quite good in this actually. Worth a look.

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Release Date:

30 November 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bedre end sit Rygte See more »

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Ritz-Carlton Pictures See more »
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1.33 : 1
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