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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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Ahmed / The Sheik
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Yasmin (as Vilma Banky)
George Fawcett ...
André
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Ghabah (as Montague Love)
Karl Dane ...
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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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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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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That Night in Araby
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Lyrics by Billy Rose
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3 April 2002 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I only just watched 'Son of the Sheik' on dvd last night and was amazed at the textures of cinematography and the natural un-histrionic flow of the performances. While it may not be very profound or innovative, it never set out to be, and it is a far better flick than I expected, very rounded and organic and effortless. Vilma Banky is lovely and appropriately lowkey, and Valentino is every bit as exciting to watch as his celebrity maintained. Ahmed is NOT a character performance, Oscar material or anything, but Valentino instills this cardboard figure with the warmth of life, a quickening of the pulse, all very controlled and tasteful and humanly affecting rather than superhumanly virile. Of course he looks gorgeous, but so does the film itself. Some of the slapstick may seem dated by now, but then what about 'American Pie'.


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