Apr 1923 – What do you think?

The reason why Rodolph Valentino is not, and probably will never be, very popular here is because he is so foreign looking, and in the eyes of the average person the foreigner finds little or no favour. Again, Valentino is not artists enough to hide his overwhelming conceit in his good looks. I have seen him in “The Four Horsemen”, “The Sheik”, “Blood and Sand”, “Camille” and “Conquering Power”, and think that any other actor with the ‘dash of devilry’ that others so admire and a minimum of good looks, could have created the roles equally well. Conrad Nagel and Clive Brook are my favourites, and I would rather see these two than any other so-called ‘star’ in the whole of the film firmament.

From Clyde, Birmingham

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