Fun Size Review: The Eagle (1925)

Rudolph Valentino, Latin Lover of the screen as a… 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.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
No surprises here: Valentino gets Vilma and a pardon from the czarina too, so all ends well.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Champagne Truffles. Sparkling and sophisticated yet fun-loving.

Availability: Released on DVD and Bluray by Kino Lorber.

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