A charming Arabian sheik becomes infatuated with an adventurous, modern-thinking Englishwoman and abducts her to his home in the Saharan desert.

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Sheik Ahmed (Valentino) desperately desires fiesty British socialite Diana (Ayres), so he abducts her and carries her off to his luxurious desert tent-palace. The free-spirited Diana recoils from his passionate embraces and yearns to be released. Only after being kidnapped by desert bandits does Diana realize how much she has grown to love Ahmed, who comes to her rescue in the nick of time. Written by E. Beck

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20 November 1921 (USA)  »

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Was partial inspiration for the naming of Hollywood High School's sports teams as "The Sheiks", a name which persists to this day (2008). See more »

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Ahmed: Diana, my beloved. The darkness has passed and now the sunshine.
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Featured in Italians in America (1998) See more »

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An Interesting Piece of Film History
12 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film really is interesting... has few exciting moments in it from chase scenes to the threat of murder. Also has some very romantic scenes that can easily have one swooning.

The story isn't all that bad and although today it seems standard or basic by today's films - it must have really been something else in it's time period! Story of two men that fall in-love with same woman and one of the men happens to be a sheik that takes the woman into his palace to keep her.

The film is also a good example of why women loved Valentino... he's very appealing in this movie.

7/10


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