Filmography

Sadly, many of the films of Rudolph Valentino are not "cinematographical works of art."  That said, there are many real gems and some are works of art.  You will find them listed here.  Please note that several of the reputed early bit or extra appearances cannot be verified as the films are lost.  If you find errors, please notify me and I will make the appropriate correction.
  • The Battle of the Sexes* (1914) – Majestic Motion Picture Company.  Director: D.W. Griffith, scenario: Daniel Carson, camera: G.W. Bitzer.  Cast: Donald Crisp (Frank Andrews), Lillian Gish (Jane Andrews), Robert Harron (John Andrews), and Mary Alden (Mrs. Frank Andrews).  Rodolpho Guglielmi (uncredited dance extra) unconfirmed

  • My Official Wife* (1914) – Vitagraph Company of America.  Director: James Young.  Cast: Clara Kimball Young (Helene Marie), Harry T. Morely (Arthur B. Lennox), Earle Williams (Sacha).  Rodolpho Guglielmi (uncredited extra) unconfirmed

  • The Quest of Life*(1916) – Famous Players-Lasky.  Director: Ashley Miller, scenario: Ashley Miller, camera: Walter Stradling.  Cast: Florence Walton (Ellen Young), Julian L’Estrange (Alec Mapelton).  Rudolph Valentino (uncredited extra) unconfirmed

  •  Seventeen* (1916) – Famous Players-Lasky.  Director: Robert G. Vignola.  Cast: Louise Huff (Lola Pratt), Jack Pickford (William S. Baxter), Madge Evans (Jane Baxter(, Walter Hiers (George Cooper).  Rudolph Valentino (uncredited extra) confirmed

  •  The Foolish Virgin* (1916) – Clara Kimball Young Production Company.  Director: Albert Capellani, camera: Jacques Monteran, Hal Young & George Peters.  Cast: Clara Kimball Young (Mary Adams), Conway Tearle (Jim Anthony).  Rudolph Valentino (uncredited extra) unconfirmed

  •  Patria (1917) – Pathe.  Director: George Fitzmaurice, et al., scenario: J.B. Clymer and Charles W. Goddard, camera: Levi Bacon, et al.  Cast: Irene Castle (Patria/Elaine), Warner Oland (Baron Huroki), Milton Sills (Cpt. Donald Parr).  Rudolph Valentino (uncredited extra in Chapter 3) confirmed

  • Alimony* (1917) - Distributed by First National Pictures. Director Emmett J. Flynn. Cast: Josephine Whittel (Bernice Bristol Flint) ; Lois Wilson (Marjorie Lansing) , Geeorge Fisher (Howard Turner), Wallace Worsley (John Flint). Rudolph Valentino appears as a dance extra. confirmed

  • All Night (1918) - Universal/Bluebird Photoplays.  Director: Paul Powell.  Cast: Carmel Myers (Elizabeth Lane), Rudolpho di Valentina (Richard Thayer), Charles Dorian (William Harcourt), Mary Warren (Maude Harcourt), William Dyer (Bradford) Wadsworth Harris (Colonel Lane),  Jack Hull (Butler)

  • A Society Sensation (1918) – Universal/Bluebird Photoplays.  Director Paul Powell.  Cast: Carmel Myers (Margaret Parmelee), Lidia Titus (Mrs. Jones), Alfred Allen (Capt. Parmelee), ZaSu Pitts (Mary), Fred Kelsey (Jim), Harold Goodwin (Tommy), Rodolpho De Valentina (Dick Bradley)

  • A Married Virgin (1918)- Produced by Maxwell Productions. Director: Joseph Maxwell; Screenwriter: Hayden Talbot. Cast: Vera Sisson (Mary McMillan); Frank Newburg (Douglas McKee); Edward Jobsen (Fiske McMillan; Kathleen Kirkham (Mrs. Spencer McMillan); Lillian Leighton (Anne Mullin); Rodolfo di Valentina (Count Roberto di San Fraccini). Note: This film was produced in 1918 and not released until later, it was reissued in 1920 under the new title Frivolous Wives.

  • A Delicious Little Devil (1919) – Produced by Universal Pictures.  Director: Robert Z. Leonard, Scenario: Harvey Thew; Camerman: Allan Zeigler.  Cast: Mae Murray (Mary McGuire), Harry Rattenbury (Patrick McGuire), Richard Cummings (Uncle Barney), Ivor MacFadden (Percy), Betram Grassby (Duke de Sauterne), Edward Jobson (Michael Calhoun), Rudolpho De Valentina (Jimmie Calhoun).

  • Virtuous Sinners (1919) – Pioneer Films.  Director: Emmett J. Flynn.  Cast: Norman Kerry (Hamilton Jones), Wanda Hawley (Dawn Emerson), Henry Holden (Eli Barker), David Kirby (Stool Pigeon), Bert Woodruff (Bert McGregor), Valentino appears as an extra.

  • The Big Little Person* (1919) – Universal Pictures.  Director: Robert Z. Leonard, Scenario: Bess Meredyth.  Cast: Mae Murray (Arathea Manning), Clarissa Selwynne (Mrs. Manning), Rodolphe De Valentina (Arthur Endicott), Allan Sears 9Gerald Staples), Mrs. Bertram Grassby (Marion Beemis)

  • A Rogue's Romance *(1919) - Vitagraph Corporation.  Director: James Young, Scenario: James Young, Cameraman: Max Dupont. Cast: Earle Williams (Jules Marier/Picard), Katherine Adams (Helen Deprenay), Maude George (Jeanne Deprenay), Sid Franklin (Burgomaster), Brinsley Shaw (Henri Duval), Rudolph Valentino (an Apache dancer)

  • The Homebreaker* (1919) – Thomas Ince Production, distributed by Paramount.  Director:Victor Schertzinger, Camera John S. Stumar.  Cast: Dorothy Dalton (Mary Marbury), Douglas MacLean (Raymond Abbot), Edwin Stevens (Jonas Abbott), Beverly Travers (Marcia), Nora Johnson (Lois Abbott), Valentino is an uncredited dance extra.

  • Out of Luck/Nobody Home* (1919) – New Art Film Co (distributed by Paramount).  Director: Elmer Clifton, Camermen: John Leezer and Lee Garmes.  Cast: Dorothy Gish (Frances Wadsworth), Ralph Graves (Malcolm Dale), Vivien Montrose (Flrence Wellington), Vera McGinnis (Mollie ROurke), George Fawcett (Rockaway Smith), Rudolph Valentine (Maurice Renard)

  • The Eyes of Youth (1919) - Garson Production. Distributed by Equity Pictures Corporation. Eyesof Youth by Max Marcin and Charles Guernon. Scenario and directed by Albert Parker. Cast:Vincent Serrano (A Disciple); Clara Kimbell Young (Gina Ashling); Edmond Lowe (Peter Judson); Sam Sothern (Asa Ashling); Gareth Hughes (Kenneth Ashling); Pauline Starke (Rita Ashling); Ralph Lewis (Robert Goring); Milton Sills (Louis Anthony); William Courtleigh (Peter De Salvo); Rudolph Valentino (Clarence Morgan “A cabaret Parasite”); and Norman Selby (Dick Brodnell)

  • An Adventuress (1920) – Republic.  Director: Fred J. Balshofer Scenario: Charles Taylor, Cameraman: Tony Gaudio.  Cast: Julian Eltinge (Jack Perry/Mam’sell Fedora), Alma Francis (Eunice), Fred Covert (Lyn Brook/Thelma), Virgina Rappe (Zana), Leo White (Price Albert), Rodolpho De Valentina (Jacques Rudanyi)

  • Passion's Playground* (1920) – Katherine McDonald Pictures/First National.  Director: J.A. Barry.  Cast: Katherine MacDonald (Mary Grant), Norman Kerry (Prince Vanno Della Robbia), Nell Craig (Marie Grant), Rudolphe Valentine (Prince Angelo Della Robbia)

  • The Cheater* (1920) – Metro Pictures. Director: Henry Otto.  Cast: May Allison (Lilly Meany), King Baggot (Lord Asgarby), Frank Currier (Peg Meany), Valentino is an extra.

  • Once to Every Woman* (1920) Universal.  Director: Allen Holubar.  Cast: Dorothy Phillips (Aurora Meredith), Margaret Mann (Mothe Meredith), Emily Chichester (Patience Meredith), Rodolfo do Valentino (Juliantino Visconti)

  • The Wonderful Chance (1920) – Selznick Pictures Corporation.  Director: George Archainbaud.  Cast: Eugene O’Brien (Lord Birmingham/Swagger Barlow), Tom Blake (Red Duggan), Joe Flanagan (Haggerty), Warren Cook (Parker Winston), Martha Mansfield (Peggy Winton), Rudolph De Valentino (Joe Klingsby)

  • Stolen Moments (1920) – American Cinema Corporation.  Direcror: James Vincent.  Cast: Marguerite Namara (Vera Blaine), Walter Chapin (Richard Huntly), Alex K. Shannon (Campos Salles), Gene Gauthier (Alvarez Salles), Rudolph Valentine (Jose Dalmarez)

  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1920) - Metro Pictures. Director: Rex Ingram; Cameramen: John Seitz; Assistant Cameramen: Starrett Ford, Walter Mayo; Assistant Directors: Joseph Calder, Amos Myers; Adaptation: June Mathis; Editor: Grant Whytock; Art Director: Walter Mayo; Art Titler: Jack W. Robson; Costumes: Unknown; Musical Score: Louis F. Gottschalk. Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Julio Desnoyers); Alice Terry (Marguerite Laurier); Pomeroy Cameron (The Centaur); Joseph Swickard (Marcelo Desnoyers); Alan Hale (Karl von Hartrott); Nigel de Brulier (Tchernoff); Bridgetta Clark (Dona Luisa); Mabel van Buren (Elena); Beatrice Dominguez (Tango Dancer). Based on Vincente Blasco Ibanez' novel The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

  • Uncharted Seas* (1920) - distributed by Metro Pictures. Director: Wesley Ruggles; Cameraman: John Seitz; Screenwriter: George Edward Jenks; Editor: Unknown; Art Director: John Holden. Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Frank Underwood); Alice Lake (Lucretia Eastman); Carl Gerard (Senator Eastman). Based on John Henry Wilson's story The Uncharted Seas published in Munsey's Magazine, September 1920.  

  • Camille (1920) - Nazimova Productions/Metro Pictures. Director: Ray C. Smallwood; Cameraman: Rudolph Bergquist; Screenwriter: June Mathis; Art Director: Natacha Rambova; Editor: Unknown. Cast: Alla Nazimova (Camille); Rudolph Valentino (Armand). Based on Alexandre Dumas' play and novel La Dame Aux Camelias. 

  • The Conquering Power (1920) - Metro Pictures. Producer/Director: Rex Ingram; Cameraman: John Seitz; Adaption: June Mathis; Editor: Unknown. Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Charles Grandet); Alice Terry (Eugenie Grandet); Eric Mayne (Victor Grandet); Ralph Lewis (Pere Grandet). Based on Honore de Balzac's novel Eugene Grandet. 

  • The Sheik (1921) - Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount. Director: George Melford; Cameraman: William Marshall; Screenwriter: Monte Katterjohn; Editor: Unknown; Art Direction: Unknown. Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Ahmed Ben Hassan); Agnes Ayres (Lady Diana); Adolph Menjou (Raoul de Saint Hubert); Walter Long (Omair). Based on E.M. Hull's novel The Sheik. 

  • Moran of the Lady Letty (1922) - distributed by Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount. Director: George Melford; Cameraman: William Marshall; Screenwriter: Monte Katterjohn; Editor: Unknown; Art Direction: Unknown. Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Ramon Laredo); Dorothy Dalton (Moran); Charles Brinly (Captain Sternerson); Walter Long (Captain Kitchell). Based on Frank Norris's novel of the same name.  A newly restored and tinted print will premiere on Turner Classic Movies May 21, 2006.

  • Beyond the Rocks (1922) - Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount. Director: Sam Wood; Cameraman: Alfred Gilks; Adapter: Jack Cunningham; Editor: Unknown; Art Direction: Unknown. Cast: Gloria Swanson (Theodora Fitzgerald); Rudolph Valentino (Lord Bracondale); Edythe Chapman (Lady Bracondale); Alec B. Tranis (Captain Fitzgerald). Based on Elinor Glyn's novel Beyond the Rocks.  The restored film will have it’s television premiere on Turner Classic Movies on May 21, 2006.

  • Blood and Sand (1922) - Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount. Director: Fred Niblo; Cameraman: Alvin Wyckoff; Adaptor: June Mathis; Editor: Dorothy Arzner; Art Direction: Unknown. Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Juan Gallardo); Lila Lee (Carmen); Nita Naldi (Dona Sol); George Fied (El Nacoional); Walter Long (Plumitas the Bandit). Based on Vincente Blasco Ibanez's novel Blood and Sand.

  • The Young Rajah (1923) - Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount. Director: Philip Rosen; Cameraman: James C. Van Trees; Adaption/Screenwriter: June Mathis; Editor: Unknown; Art Direction: Unknown; Costumes: Natacha Rambova. Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Amos Judd); Wanda Hawley (Molly Cabot); Jack Giddings (Austin Slade); Joseph Swickard (Narada). Based on John Ames Mitchell's novel Amos Judd.  A complete print of this film is believed to be lost.  The restored existing elements premiere on TCM on May 21, 2006.

  • Rudolph Valentino and His 88 American Beauties (1923)- Selznick Pictures.

  • Monsieur Beaucaire (1924) - Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount. Director: Sidney Olcott; Cameraman: Harry Fishbeck; Adaptor: Forrest Halsey; Editor: Patricia Rooney; Art Director: Natacha Rambova; Costume Designer: Unknown. Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Duc de Chartres/Beaucaire); Bebe Daniels (Princesse Henriette); Lowell Sherman (King of France); Lois Wilson (Queen of France); Doris Kenyon (Lady Mary); Ian McLaren (Duke of Winterset). Based on Booth Tarkington's novel Monsieur Beaucaire. 

  • A Sainted Devil* (1924) - Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount. Director: Joseph Henabery; Cameraman: Harry Fishbeck; Adaption: Forrest Halsey; Editor: Unknown; Art Direction: Unknown; Dress Designer: Unknown. Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Don Alonzo de Castro); Nita Naldi (Carlotta); Helen D'Arcy (Julietta Valdez); Dagmar Godowsky (Dona Florencia). Based on Rex Beach's Rope's End published in Cosmopolitan, May, 1913. This film is believed to be lost. Only a few brief moments of footage are known to exist. 

  • Cobra (1925) - Ritz-Carlton Productions/Paramount. Director: Joseph Henabery; Cameramen: J.D. Jennings, Harry Fishbeck; Screenwriter: Anthony Coldeways; Editor: unknown; Art Direction: William Cameron Menzies; Dress Designer: Gilbert Adrian. Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Count Torriani); Nita Naldi (Elise Van Zile); Casson Fergusson (Jack Dorning); Gertrude Olmstead (Mary Drake). Adapted from Martin Brown's play Cobra 

  • The Eagle (1925) - United Artists. Director: Clarence Brown; Cameramen: George Barnes, Dev Jennings; Titles: George Marion, Jr.; Screenwriter: Hans Kraly; Editor: Hal C. Kern; Art Director: William Cameron Menzies; Costumes: Gilbert Adrian. Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Vladimir Dubrovsky); Vilma Banky (Mascha Troekouroff); Louise Dresser (Empress Catherine the Great); Albert Conti (General Kuschka). Based on Pushkin's novel Dubrovsky.  

  • The Son of the Sheik (1926) - United Artists. Director: George Fitzmaurice; Cameraman: George Barnes; Titles: George Marion, Jr.; Adaption by: Frances Marion, Fred de Gresac; Editor: Hal C. Kern; and Art Director: William Cameron Menzies. Cast: Rudolph Valentino (Ahmed/Old Sheik); Vilma Banky (Yasmin); George Fawcett (Andre); Agnes Ayres (Diana); Montague Love (Gabah the Moor). Based on E.M. Hull's The Sons of the Sheik

 

 
Valentino Said:
"I confess that my one great ambition is to make films which are great cinematographical works of art."
--Rudolph Valentino--

*Lost Film

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