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Cobra (1925)

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

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Complete credited cast:
... Count Rodrigo Torriani
... Elise Van Zile
... Jack Dorning
... Mary Drake
Hector V. Sarno ... Vittorio Minardi (as Hector Sarno)
Claire de Lorez ... Rosa Minardi
... Sophie Binner
Lillian Langdon ... Mrs. Huntington Palmer
Henry A. Barrows ... Henry Madison (as Henry Barrows)
Rosa Rosanova ... Marie
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A penniless, skirt-chasing Italian nobleman finds love and scandal when he travels to New York City.

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This was the first film from the production company of star Rudolph Valentino and his wife Natacha Rambova, who had a small part. Reportedly, Rambova began to rewrite the script almost immediately after filming began, and made such a mess of it that the studio called in veteran screenwriter June Mathis to do a complete rewrite. See more »

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Follows The Hooded Falcon (1924) See more »

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More Enjoyable Than It Has Any Right to Be
22 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Rudy is very good, especially in the comedic parts. The story isn't much, and it would have helped if either of his leading ladies had been Vilma Banky (the less said about the desiccated-looking Gertrude Olmstead the better). But Nita Naldi's appeal is at least more apparent here than in "Blood and Sand," and her clothes, by Adrian, do a lot for her. What's more, though she's a bad girl, she's a believable one. The film should be seen for Rudy's charm, for William Cameron Menzies' very, very effective production design, and for the fact that the DVD is made from an absolutely gorgeous, velvety, pristine, 35 mm print. It looks better than any other DVD I'm aware of with Valentino. A hotel fire, which we learn about from a newspaper, should have been portrayed. It's really an obligatory scene, and the movie is rather naked without it. It might have put the picture in the hit category, had it been done well.


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