Synopsis by Mark Deming
Rudolph Valentino was one of the biggest and most charismatic stars of Hollywood's silent era. His swarthy goods looks and forceful onscreen personality made him one of the cinema's first male sex symbols, and his unexpected death in 1926, when he was still at the height of his popularity, made headlines around the world and sealed his reputation as one of the screen's greatest lovers. The Legend of Valentino is a documentary that explores the actor's rise to fame and fortune through carefully selected highlights from his many films.
actor, idol, movie-star, sex-symbol