No one would attempt to deny that Rudolph has had a severe setback. One of the very big directors told me it was his opinion t hat Rudy had been all but assassinated professionally by the too open attempts to advertise him as a lady-charmer. According to the opinion of this director, that has been Rudolph’s trouble. He was touted so heavily as “the great lover of the movie screen” that has aroused the resentment not so much of men as of women. Valentino and other famous silent stars of the time. In every one of these famous stage careers there is a core of tragedy, of futility, and failure.