The World's Greatest Lover
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.
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.
|editor||Anthony A. Pellegrino|
|keywords||baker hollywood star lose rudolph valentino screen test silent film studio executive|
|producer||Frank Baur Gene Wilder|
|productionCompany||American Film Institute|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|