Cobra ★ 1925
To pay off the debts incurred by his profligate playboyance, Valentino takes a job with an antique dealer, falls for the dealer's secretary and arranges an assignation with the dealer's wife, who is inconveniently killed at the designated rendezvous. Complications abound as Valentino finds himself Sheik out of luck. Lesser Valentino effort was released a year before the famous heartthrob's untimely death and enjoyed a rather acrid critical reception. Which isn't to say the public didn't flock to see the Italian stallion flare his nostrils. 75m/B VHS, DVD . Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi, Casson Ferguson, Gertrude (Olmstead) Olmsted; D: Joseph Henabery.