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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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Yasmin (as Vilma Banky)
George Fawcett ...
André
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Ghabah (as Montague Love)
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Ramadan
Bull Montana ...
Mountebank
Bynunsky Hyman ...
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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sheik | ruins | ransom | rescue | revenge | See All (44) »

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Adventure | Drama

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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

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

Quotes

Ghabah: My young lion. Your people would gladly pay ten thousand francs to look at your handsome face again.
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Referenced in Popcorn (1991) 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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Adventure, lust, betrayal - it had it all!
21 August 2000 | by (City of Angels) – See all my reviews

I recently saw the Son of the Sheik at an old movie house in Los Angeles. It was complete with the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ -- live accompaniment for this rare gem! I was in awe at how sophisticated and enchanting this movie was. I remarked to my husband that it reminded me of one of my trashy love novels. It was so perfect. I remember reading somewhere that Rudolph Valentino's fame came from the fact that he was so dark and handsome and muscular as opposed to the little pasty boys that had existed before him in the cinema. The scene where he exacts his revenge on Yasmin and ravishes her....was wonderful. His dark eyes as he looked at her in the close-ups.......ahhhhh. This movie truly was a treat. The desert scenes, the lush scenery and sumptuous costumes create a wonderful lavish movie. Valentino was taken from the cinema world far too early....but at least we have these lavish movies to remember him by.


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