Spaniard (1925)

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When Rudolph Valentino left Paramount, the studio needed another Latin lover, so they picked Jacob Krantz, whose name had been changed a few years earlier to Ricardo Cortez. Although Cortez does well, the story line is obviously Valentino material. In England, Don Pedro de Barrego (Cortez) meets Dolores Annesley (Jetta Goudal), and he decides he must have her. Dolores, however, refuses to have anything to do with him. Later, when she visits Spain, she discovers he is a famous bullfighter. When Dolores is caught in a storm, she winds up at a mountain castle -- presided over by Don Pedro, who holds her captive. Don Pedro's valet, Gomez (Noah Beery), lusts after Dolores too, and he tries to help her escape. She can't get away from Don Pedro, however, which is just as well because Gomez is really the evil one. Don Pedro finally wins Dolores' love and it turns out that he is a Spanish grandee.