The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
In this comedy, a 1920s movie producer, Zitz (Dom DeLuise), is searching for the next Rudolph Valentino. When Rudy Valentine (Gene Wilder) sets off to audition for the part, he must compete with scores of other men for the part, while attempting to keep his wife, Annie (Carol Kane), from running off with the real Rudolph Valentino.
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Critic Reviews for The World's Greatest Lover
In a generation that's filled with cynical, ultra-raunchy, dark comedies, this was refreshing to me. There's a certain innocence in this kind of immature humor that I miss from the movies.
A shrill, silly farce that starts out with some funny moments but quickly fizzles and ends up being quite lame.
Even those of us with a longtime and well-earned affection for Gene Wilder have to respond to The World's Greatest Lover ... with a dispirited sigh.
Misfire by Gene Wilder who finds he is not Mel Brooks after all.
This really just doesn't work.
Audience Reviews for The World's Greatest Lover
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