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A Sainted Devil (1924)




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There's something very calculated about this Rudolph Valentino vehicle. As he did in Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the star plays an Argentine with a talent for the tango. The production and costuming are elaborate, and the story was based on the Rex Beach novel Rope's End. But none of this can help a weak plot line which is stretched mighty thin to last for nine reels. It is arranged for Don Alonzo de Castro to marry Julietta (Helen D'Algy), who comes from a noble Spanish family. Castro's jealous ex-girlfriend, Carlotta (Nita Naldi), schemes with bandit El Tigre (George Siegmann) to destroy their happiness. On the couple's wedding night, El Tigre stages a raid and kidnaps Julietta. Carlos goes after him, but is enraged when he sees a woman with a bridal veil embracing the bandit. He believes it is Julietta, when it's actually Carlotta. Castro plans revenge on El Tigre. Meanwhile, Julietta escapes to a nunnery with the help of Carmelita, a dancing girl (Louise Lagrange). Although Carmelita loves Castro herself, she eventually reveals Julietta's hiding place and the couple are reunited.


Frank Montgomery
as Indian Spy
L. Rogers Lytton
as Don Baltasar
Ann Brody
as Duenna
Nita Naldi
as Carlotta
Isabel West
as Dona Encamocion
Dagmar Godowsky
as Dona Florencia
Rudolph Valentino
as Don Alonzo Castro
Helen D'Algy
as Julietta
Evelyn Axzell
as Guadalupe
Jean Del Val
as Casimiro
A. de Rosa
as Jefe Politico
Louise Lagrange
as Carmelita
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Critic Reviews for A Sainted Devil

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Valentino is, however, a far better actor in this film than in Monsieur Beaucaire. The atmosphere evidently suits him.

September 10, 2020 | Full Review…

The picture is not notably produced although it is evident a flock of money has been spent.

September 10, 2020 | Full Review…

[Valentino's] playing of the part is excellent, in that it shows how polish and grate can be made compatible with the utmost force and fire. He takes It Ina perfectly even creBcondo.

September 10, 2020 | Full Review…

[A Sainted Devil] is full of thrilling sensations and intrigue, supplemented by gorgeous staging and wonderful dancing.

September 10, 2020 | Full Review…

A Sainted Devil is more Valentino than story, more picture than sequence, but, considering that the popular interest is all in Valentino and not at all in his stories, discussion of the successes and failures of this tale by Rex Beach are idle.

January 10, 2022 | Full Review…

Brings out, as in the worst days of break and tear films, brides dressed as manólas and an "Argentine" gentleman who marries dressed in a short jacket with "operetta applications". [Full review in Spanish]

September 10, 2020 | Full Review…

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