The World's Greatest Lover

1977

Gene Wilder
Director

Another Mel Brooks-like comedy from Gene Wilder. When a low rent film studio is looking for the next Valentino, Perennial loser, Rudy Hickman (Wilder), seizes his chance at the big time. Swathes of glorious Carol Kane liven an uneven work. Mel's films are enjoying a renaissance at the moment with the younger generation, but will they get the Valentino angle?


4th April 2006
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Gene Wilder
Rudy Valentine
Carol Kane
Annie
Dom DeLuise
Adolph Zitz
Fritz Feld
Hotel Manager
Robert Ball
Bald Man (as Robert E. Ball)
Randolph Dobbs
Yes Man #1
Rita Conde
Whore #1
Lupe Ontiveros
Whore #2
Teda Bracci
Whore #3
Harry Gold
Freddie the Runner
Poncie Ponce
Pineapple
Mews Small
Slave Girl #2 (as Marya Small)
Richard A. Roth
Chico (as Richard Roth)
Norbert Schiller
Captain
Peter Elbling
Robert Drake
Freddie Roberto
Priest
Charles Knapp
Bakery Foreman
George Memmoli
Truck Driver
Pat Ast
Bakery / Wardrobe Lady
Tracey Cohn
Little Girl on Train
Skip E. Lowe
First Wardrobe Man
Nora Boland
Woman
Bunny Summers
Mother on Train
Pavla Ustinov
Leading Lady
Alvin Hammer
Second Wardrobe Man
Zooey Hall
Gary, Finalist #1 (as David Z. Hall)
Gino Gottarelli
Make-up Man
Al Wyatt Sr.
Arab Wrangler
Nick Dimitri
Boyfriend on Train
Candice Azzara
Anne Calassandro (as Candy Azzara)
Stanley Brock
Yes Man #2
Warren Burton
Ludwig
Lou Cutell
Mr. Kipper
Richard Dimitri
Tony Lassiter
Josip Elic
Headwaiter
James Gleason
Room Clerk
Ronny Graham
Director Dorsey
James Hong
Yes Man #3
David Huddleston
Bakery Owner
Richard Karron
Bodyguard
Sidney Miller
Man at the Table
Sidney Miller
Man at the Table
Jorge Moreno
Mexican Gangster
Jack Riley
Projectionist
Jack Riley
Projectionist
Billy Sands
Guard
Rolfe Sedan
Conductor
Florence Sundstrom
Aunt Tillie
Sal Viscuso
Assistant Director
Carol Arthur
woman in record store
Carl Ballantine
Uncle Harry
Elya Baskin
actor with bad breath
Arthur M. Braham
Jail Guard
Matt Collins
Rudolph Valentino
Danny DeVito
Assistant Director
Ric Drasin
Supporting
Ronny Graham
Director
Michael Huddleston
Barber
Michael McManus
Yes Man, #5