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The World's Greatest Lover

When frustrated movie studio mogul Adolph Zitz announces a talent search for a romantic leading man to rival the great Rudolph Valentino, thousands of hopefuls decend upon Hollywood. Rudy Valentine, a neurotic baker from Milwaukee, knows little about romance or acting. But when his wife leaves him for the real Valentino, Rudy goes to outrageous lengths to win the role of a lifetime and win back the ...

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Released: Dec 18th, 1977
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

The World's Greatest Lover Main Cast

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Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
plays Rudy Valentine / Rudy Hickman
Carol Kane
Carol Kane
plays Annie Hickman
Dom DeLuise
Dom DeLuise
plays Adolph Zitz
Fritz Feld
Fritz Feld
plays Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager
Mark Silberman
Mark Silberman
plays Cousin Buddy
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): This film is supposed to take place in the 1920s silent movie era, yet the movie extras riding in the bus to their location sing-along to "Shuffle Off to Buffalo", a Harry Warren-Al Dubin song written for the 1933 sound film "42nd Street."
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): Interior of tour bus has sky lights that don't appear in exterior shots of vehicle.
  • Lupe Ontiveros' film debut.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): The "audition" record that Rudy listens to is obviously an LP running at 33 1/3 rpm. LPs would not be invented until the late 1940s.
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