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Director  Gene Wilder
Initial DVD release  April 4, 2006
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Country  United States
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Music director  John Morris
Writer  Gene Wilder
Language  English
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Release date  December 18, 1977 (1977-12-18)
Cast  Gene Wilder (Rudy Valentine / Rudy Hickman), Carol Kane (Annie Hickman), Dom DeLuise (Adolph Zitz), Fritz Feld (Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager), Mark Silberman (Cousin Buddy), Candice Azzara (Anne Calassandro)
Similar movies  Entourage, Top Five, Calendar Girl, The Love Lottery, Merton of the Movies, En sj√∂man i frack
Tagline  Go ahead - laugh!

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The World's Greatest Lover is a 1977 American comedy film directed, written by and starring Gene Wilder, and co-starring Carol Kane. It is a tribute/spoof of classic silent comedies and "old Hollywood" of the 1920s, specifically the popularity of romantic icon Rudolph Valentino.

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Plot

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In the silent film era, Rainbow Studios executives figure they are losing revenue to a rival studio because they don't have Rudolph Valentino. Led by studio head Adolph Zitz, they decide to hold a contest for the World's Greatest Lover in order to find a star to combat Valentino's popularity.

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Rudy Hickman is a neurotic baker from Milwaukee, but aspires to become a Hollywood star. His entry into the contest tests his marriage, and his neuroses manifest in his screen test, where he nearly kills his fellow actress. Surprisingly, this behavior scores favorably with Zitz and the studio executives reviewing his performance. Now calling himself "Rudy Valentine," he gets a slot in the final phase of the contest, just after finding his wife Annie has left him.

Cast

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  • Gene Wilder as Rudy Hickman/Rudy Valentine
  • Carol Kane as Annie Hickman
  • Dom DeLuise as Adolph Zitz
  • Fritz Feld as Tomaso Abalone
  • Ronny Graham as the Director
  • Danny DeVito as Assistant Director
  • Reception

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    Critics, who compared it to Wilder's earlier works with Mel Brooks, were left largely unimpressed by the film, feeling it was not as balanced as previous works, and felt more excessive. It currently has a 22% "Rotten" rating on the criticism aggregation site, Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a 5.7 on the Internet Movie Database.

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    Despite the negative reception, the film was a commercial success. Produced on a budget of $4.8 million, the film grossed $21 million at the box office, earning $9.9 million US theatrical rentals. It was the 25th highest grossing film of 1977.


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    References

    The World's Greatest Lover Wikipedia
    The Worlds Greatest Lover IMDb The Worlds Greatest Lover themoviedb.org


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