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The World's Greatest Lover (1977)

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89 min | Comedy

A neurotic baker travels to Hollywood to attend a talent search for an actor to rival the great Valentino. Although not an actor, through blind luck he succeeds, to a certain degree.
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Dec 18, 1977 (United States)

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Gene Wilder
Rudy Hickman Rudy Hickman   See fewer
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Carol Kane
Annie Hickman Annie Hickman   See fewer
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Dom DeLuise
Adolph Zitz Adolph Zitz   See fewer
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Fritz Feld
Tomaso Abalone Tomaso Abalone   See fewer
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Mark Silberman
Cousin Buddy Cousin Buddy   See fewer
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Robert Ball
Bald Man (as Robert E. Ball) Bald Man (as Robert E. Ball)   See fewer
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Randolph Dobbs
Yes Man #1 Yes Man #1   See fewer
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Sandy Rovetta
Woman Dancer Woman Dancer   See fewer
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Rita Conde
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Lupe Ontiveros
Whore #2 Whore #2   See fewer
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Teda Bracci
Whore #3 Whore #3   See fewer
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Elaine Everett
Whore #4 Whore #4   See fewer
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Gustaf Unger
Producer Producer   See fewer
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Harry Gold
Freddie the Runner Freddie the Runner   See fewer
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Poncie Ponce
Pineapple Pineapple   See fewer
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Frank O'Brien
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Mews Small
Slave Girl #2 (as Marya Small) Slave Girl #2 (as Marya Small)   See fewer
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Harriet Gibson
Pastry Customer Pastry Customer   See fewer
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Norbert Schiller
Captain Captain   See fewer
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Peter Elbling
Robert Drake Robert Drake   See fewer
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Charles Knapp
Bakery Foreman Bakery Foreman   See fewer
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George Memmoli
Truck Driver Truck Driver   See fewer
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Pat Ast
Bakery / Wardrobe Lady Bakery / Wardrobe Lady   See fewer
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Tracey Cohn
Little Girl on Train Little Girl on Train   See fewer
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John Ponyman
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Patrick Regan
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Skip E. Lowe
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Elya Baskin
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David Levy
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Bunny Summers
Mother on Train Mother on Train   See fewer
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Carson King
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Pavla Ustinov
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Alvin Hammer
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Zooey Hall
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Susanna Van Haaren
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Lydia Goya
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Speedy Zapata
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Gino Gottarelli
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Al Wyatt Sr.
Arab Wrangler Arab Wrangler   See fewer
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Kay Dingle
Young Woman on Train Young Woman on Train   See fewer
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Nick Dimitri
Boyfriend on Train Boyfriend on Train   See fewer
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Carol Arthur
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Candice Azzara
Anne Calassandro (as Candy Azzara) Anne Calassandro (as Candy Azzara)   See fewer
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Carl Ballantine
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Stanley Brock
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Warren Burton
Ludwig Ludwig   See fewer
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Matt Collins
Rudolph Valentino Rudolph Valentino   See fewer
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Lou Cutell
Mr. Kipper Mr. Kipper   See fewer
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Danny DeVito
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Richard Dimitri
Tony Lassiter Tony Lassiter   See fewer
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Josip Elic
Headwaiter Headwaiter   See fewer
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Melissa Fellen
Cousin Corrine Cousin Corrine   See fewer
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Ricky Fellen
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James Gleason
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Ronny Graham
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James Hong
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David Huddleston
Bakery Owner Bakery Owner   See fewer
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Richard Karron
Bodyguard Bodyguard   See fewer
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Michael McManus
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Sidney Miller
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Jorge Moreno
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Rolfe Sedan
Conductor Conductor   See fewer
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Florence Sundstrom
Aunt Tillie Aunt Tillie   See fewer
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Sal Viscuso
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Arthur M. Braham
Jail Guard (uncredited) Jail Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Debra De Liso
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ric Drasin
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Girl in the Tent (uncredited) Girl in the Tent (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 1,824 votes