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Valentino and Garbo: Two Classics

Saturday, January 27, 1979
6:20 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
The Eagle
Clarence Brown (USA,1925)

Kevin Brownlow cites The Eagle, Valentino’s next-to-last film, as “probably his finest performance... a good-natured take-off of Valentino by Valentino. A deft blend of period adventure, romance, and Lubitsch-style comedy, the story is set in Russia during the time of Catherine the Great.”

• Directed by Clarence Brown. Screenplay by Hans Kraly, based on the novel “Dubrovsky” by Pushkin. Photographed by George Barnes. Set Design by William Cameron Menzies. With Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, Louise Dresser. (1925, 71 mins, Synchronized musical score, Print Courtesy of Killiam Shows)