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The Eagle

Clarence Brown was better than most of his contemporaries at handling the kernel of human interest at the heart of large-scale action dramas; his direction here serves Valentino unusually well, bringing equal intensity to the romantic intrigue and the set-piece thrills. This was Valentino's penultimate film (made a year before his death), and is probably the best surviving key to an understanding of the death-cult that swept the world in 1926. Bonus: William Cameron Menzies' sets are astounding.

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Duration: 6 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Clarence Brown
Screenwriter: Hans Kraly
Cast: Rudolph Valentino
Vilma Banky
Louise Dresser
Albert Conti
James Marcus
George Nichols
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