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The Son of the Sheik (1926)

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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(as Geo. Fitzmaurice)

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Yasmin (as Vilma Banky)
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André
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Ghabah (as Montague Love)
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Ramadan
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Mountebank (as Binunsky Hyman)
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Diana - Wife of the Sheik
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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"An eye for an eye-a hate for a hate-that my girl, is the law of the tribe." See more »


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5 September 1926 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Filho do Sheik  »

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(1969 alternate)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film was not only one of the first "sequels" ever made, it was also one of the first films to come out after its star's death - Valentino had unexpectedly passed away at the age of 31 on August 23, 1926, less than two weeks before this film went into release. See more »

Goofs

The opening credits show "COPYRIGHT MCMXXXVII" (1937) even though the film was released in 1926. See more »

Quotes

Title card: The night was young at Cafe Maure. Not a knife had been thrown - so far.
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Connections

Referenced in Lou Grant: Cover-Up (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

That Night in Araby
(1926)
Music by Ted Snyder
Lyrics by Billy Rose
Published in connection with this movie
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Excellent Valentino finale.
24 May 2000 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

This was Valentino's last film, and he is excellent in it, but it is far from being his best film (as many critics claim). Certainly "Camille", "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", "The Eagle" and "The Conquering Power" are much better films. This was designed as a rollicking and sexy adventure film, with large doses of cheap slapstick humour, and on that level succeeds admirably. That famous scene where Valentino ravishes Vilma Banky is extraordinary, and Valentino shows real talent in portraying both the son and the father (he is almost unrecognisable in the latter role). Great split screen work allows the two Valentinos to inter-relate well too.

The film makes you wonder what this talented and beautiful man may have achieved had he lived. Would he have made it in talkies? It's hard to believe such charisma would ever fail.


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