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The World's Greatest Lover (1977)

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Release Date: Dec 18, 1977 Wide

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After writing, directing, and starring in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, Gene Wilder added the producer's hat to his three-headed beast in The World's Greatest Lover. Wilder plays Rudy Valentine, a Milwaukee baker who enters a talent search in the Hollywood of the 1920s, initiated by movie studio mogul Zitz (Dom DeLuise), to find a new Rudolph Valentino. He travels to Hollywood with his wife Annie (Carol Kane) in hopes of taking a screen test, but Annie falls in love with the

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Comedy

Apr 4, 2006

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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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.

May 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Sin Magazine
Sin Magazine

A shrill, silly farce that starts out with some funny moments but quickly fizzles and ends up being quite lame.

November 25, 2006
FulvueDrive-in.com

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.

April 9, 2006 Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com
DVDJournal.com

Misfire by Gene Wilder who finds he is not Mel Brooks after all.

October 16, 2004

This really just doesn't work.

October 1, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The best moments are certainly worth seeing (particularly if, like me, you simply love to see Gene Wilder work) though the film as a whole is screamingly inconsistent.

June 18, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for The World's Greatest Lover

I loved this movie, It stars two of my favourite actors, and it's also directed by Wilder. The story is hilarious as are the jokes within it. I highly recommend this movie to fans.
January 5, 2011
ajv2688

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Not Gene Wilder's best.
July 3, 2008
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