Rudolph Valentino spent much of his time as a superstar fighting for higher quality vehicles and trying to make peace with his Great Lover screen persona. The Eagle is one of the films that came the closest to making all the pieces fit together.Continue reading “Unboxing the Silents: The Eagle (1925) on Bluray”
Valentino’s career was revitalized by going… Russian? Yep, this Robin Hood tale turned out to be an ideal vehicle for him. Valentino is heroic, romantic and surprisingly funny (he had an underused gift for comedy). Essentially a dress rehearsal for Son of the Sheik. Vilma Banky was a marvelous leading lady but the show was thoroughly stolen by Louise Dresser as a man-eating Catherine the Great. A film for anyone who thinks they don’t like Rudolph Valentino.
If it were a dessert it would be:
Champagne Truffles. Sparkling and sophisticated yet fun-loving.
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Rudolph Valentino finally came up with the perfect movie formula in this 1925 hit: Action Lover. Valentino is a fun-loving Cossack who turns down the advances of the Czarina. Forced on the run, he takes the opportunity to seek revenge against his father’s enemy. And wouldntcha know it, that enemy just happens to have a beautiful daughter.
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