The Son of the Sheik (1926)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  5 September 1926 (USA)
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The son of the sheik and a dancing girl fall in love, but when he is made to believe she has betrayed him he seeks revenge.


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Complete credited cast:
Yasmin (as Vilma Banky)
George Fawcett ...
Montagu Love ...
Ghabah (as Montague Love)
Bull Montana ...
Bynunsky Hyman ...
Mountebank (as Binunsky Hyman)
Diana - Wife of the Sheik


Men and women, fathers and children. Ahmed, son of Diana and Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan, falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl who fronts her father's gang of mountebanks. Among the cutthroats is Ghobah, a villainous Moor to whom Yasmin is promised. In ruins near Touggourt, the city where Yasmin dances, she and Ahmed meet secretly until one night when her father and the gang capture the son of the sheik, torture him, and hold him for ransom. Will Ahmed believe that Yasmin set him up for capture? Even if true love finds a way through webs of deceit, what will the vigorous and imposing sheik say about his son consorting with a dancing girl? Written by <>

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Release Date:

5 September 1926 (USA)  »

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O Filho do Sheik  »

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Rudolph Valentino personally picked Vilma Bánky as his leading lady for this film, which would be his last. See more »


The Sheik's father: You dare to bring a woman to the camp when I have selected a bride for you?
Ahmed, the Sheik's Son: I am sorry, but when the time comes, I'll select my own bride. Like father, like son. My future is my own.
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Son of the Sheik
Music by Miro Mosay
Lyrics by Edwin Powell
Published in connection with this movie
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15 February 2002 | by (Darmstadt, Germany) – See all my reviews

This was a truly amazing film. TCM just played this along with four others for Valentine's Day. While "Camille" (What was with Nazimova's hair?), "The Eagle", "Four Horsemen", and "Conquering Power" were all good, "Son of the Sheik" was the best for Valentine's Day. The pure raw sensuality that Valentino portrayed was exciting. I've only been into the silent films for the past fours years, and as I'm only 22, one would think I have no appreciation for "old" people. However, this film had me online for a few hours finding pictures of Valentino in this film. HUBBA HUBBA!!! It really is a shame he didn't live longer. He very well could have made talkies, as the song I heard him record sounded lovely.

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