Valentino
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Rudolph Valentino, born in Italy in 1895 as Alfonzo Raffaele Pierre Philibert Guglielmi, emigrated to the U.S. and became for a time the reigning male romantic lead of the silent-film era. He died in 1926, having led a short, troubled and tempestuous life which included several stints in prison. The crowds surrounding his coffin before and during his funeral were among the largest ever seen in the U.S. In this film, Ken Russell has used events from the famous actor's life as the basis for an extended meditation on the nature of stardom, and especially on what it means to be a sex idol.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"Delirious biopic on the legendary silent screen star Rudolph Valentino."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Blending fact, fantasy and legend, Ken Russell succeeds more often than he doesn't."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Typically raucous Ken Russell biography"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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