Valentino's funeral - Pola Negri and Douglas Fairbanks attend.
Full title reads: "Passing of Valentino. Impressive scenes of funeral of famous Film Star".
New York, United States of America, USA.
M/S of Rudolph Valentino's embalmed body lying in state. M/S of procession of men (including Douglas Fairbanks) coming out of building, they are followed by pall bearers carrying Valentino's coffin.
M/S of woman in black veil getting into a car. She weeps melodramatically, a man and a woman support each of her arms as she walks. The woman is probably Pola Negri, ex-fiancee of Valentino. Several press photographers take pictures. Various high angled L/Ss of the funeral cortege driving through New York streets, crowds line the way. L/S of entrance to church, tilt down to show coffin being carried from hearse to entrance.
Intertitle: "Valentino and his former wife, Winifred Hudnut in an exhibition of the dance".
L/S of Valentino and Hudnut (aka Winifred Shaunessy or Natasha Rambova) doing the tango on stage watched by a vast crowd. M/S of the couple; they wear traditional Spanish costumes.
Intertitle: "A striking photograph of the screen star as he appeared in his latest film".
M/S of Valentino dressed as Sheikh emerging through curtain, he talks to a woman sitting on cushions on foreground (Vilma Banky). C/U of Valentino. This looks like an excerpt taken from Valentino's last film, The Son of the Sheikh - beware of copyright restrictions!
Note: for search purposes alternative spelling of Rudolphe.