The Legend of Valentino
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Written byMelville Shavelson
Directed byMelville Shavelson
StarringFranco Nero
Music byCharles Fox
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersShelly Hull
Leonard Goldberg
Aaron Spelling
Production locations20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California
CinematographyArchie R. Dalzell
EditorJohn Woodcock
Running time100 minute
Production companySpelling-Goldberg Productions
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • November 23, 1975 (1975-11-23)

The Legend of Valentino is a 1975 American made-for-television biographical film written and directed by Melville Shavelson. It deals with real life events about the actor and sex symbol of the 1920s Rudolph Valentino.[1][2]

It was broadcast by ABC on November 23, 1975.[3]

Not to be confused with the 1961 documentary film "The Legend of Valentino".



It was the 16th highest rated show of the week when it aired.[4]


  1. ^ Arthur Unger (November 21, 1975). "Valentino biography a clinker". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  2. ^ Jay Sharbutt (November 21, 1975). "The Legend Of Valentino Due Sunday". Kingman Daily Miner. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  3. ^ Alvin H. Marill (1984). Movies made for television. New York Zoetrope, 1984. ISBN 091843260X.
  4. ^ 4 Movies Shake Up Week's Nielsen List Los Angeles Times 26 Nov 1975: d15.