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Director Ken Russell said of the casting of Rudolf Nureyev to play silent screen legend Rudolph Valentino in this film: "I could have picked up any Italian waiter in London and made him look like Valentino, but where would the magic be for the public in that?".
What would you call him? In a word?
June Mathis: Ha, in a word! To me, he was, a dancer.
Newshound: That's right, he was a gigolo.
The intertitles in the silent film recreations always include who's speaking. This was never done. Additionally, the Algerian font is incorrect. Most silents either used Pastel or were hand-lettered.
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