The Legend of Valentino Poster

Release Date: 1975

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
In this fictionalized version of the silent film era superstar, Rudolph Valentino (Franco Nero), a young and impoverished Italian immigrant, is discovered as he's robbing the house of screenwriter June Mathis (Suzanne Pleshette), a somewhat older woman who is already a film-world insider. After forgiving the young man, Mathis soon comes to recognize his star potential and leads him into the world of movies. Eventually, Valentino becomes the biggest male sex symbol of his time.

Cast: Franco Nero, Suzanne Pleshette, Judd Hirsch, Lesley Ann Warren, Milton Berle, Yvette Mimieux, Harold J. Stone, Alicia Bond

Director: Melville Shavelson

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Rise, Love interest, Transformation, Melodramatic, Love