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Edith Maude Hull (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
5 September 1926 (USA) See more »
A Sequel to "The Sheik" See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Rudolph Valentino ... Ahmed / The Sheik

Vilma Bánky ... Yasmin (as Vilma Banky)

George Fawcett ... André

Montagu Love ... Ghabah (as Montague Love)

Karl Dane ... Ramadan
Bull Montana ... Mountebank
Bynunsky Hyman ... Mountebank (as Binunsky Hyman)

Agnes Ayres ... Diana - Wife of the Sheik
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Blassingame ... One of Sheik's Men (uncredited)
Earl Gordon Bostwick ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Erwin Connelly ... The Zouve (uncredited)
William Donovan ... S'rir (uncredited)
Charles Requa ... Pierre - Ahmed's Friend (uncredited)

Directed by
George Fitzmaurice  (as Geo. Fitzmaurice)
Writing credits
Edith Maude Hull (based on the novel by)

Frances Marion (screen adaptation) and
Fred De Gresac (screen adaptation) (as Fred de Gresac)

George Marion Jr. (titles)

Paul Girard Smith  uncredited

Produced by
George Fitzmaurice .... producer
John W. Considine Jr. .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Artur Guttmann (1937) (as Arthur H. Gutman)
Jack Ward (organ score: Wurlitzer theater) (1969)
Cinematography by
George Barnes (photography)
Art Department
William Cameron Menzies .... settings
Irving W. Sindler .... props (uncredited)
Carl Raswan .... riding double: Rudolph Valentino
George Fiske .... stunt double: Rudolph Valentino (uncredited)
Buster Gallagher .... stunt double: Rudolph Valentino (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Nealson Smith .... still photographer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Will Dalzell .... synchronization (1969 alternate version)
Music Department
James C. Bradford .... arranger: 1937 re-release
James C. Bradford .... synchronization (1937 re-release)
Gerard Carbonara .... composer: turbulent music sequences (1937 re-release)
Artur Guttmann .... orchestrator (1937 re-release) (as Arthur H. Gutman)
Other crew
Samuel Goldwyn .... Agnes Ayres appears courtesy of
Samuel Goldwyn .... by arrangement with: Vilma Banky appears (1937 re-release)
Emil C. Jensen .... presents (1937 re-release)
Russell Birdwell .... publicist (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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68 min (1969 alternate version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (original rating) | USA:Approved (1937 re-release) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)
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Did You Know?

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--Rudolph Valentino had unexpectedly died from peritonitis at the age of 31 on August 23, 1926, less than two weeks before this film went into release.See more »
Factual errors: The opening credits show "COPYRIGHT MCMXXXVII" (1937) even though the film was released in 1926.See more »
Title card:[First lines] Not East of Suez - but South of Algiers.See more »
Movie Connections:
That Night in ArabySee more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Valentino 101, 8 December 2008
Author: mukava991 from United States

If anyone has heard about Valentino and wants to see what all the fuss was about, The Son of the Sheik is an excellent way to do so. Here he is five years past the overacting he exhibited in parts of the earlier installment. To top it off, he plays dual roles: the son and the father. And he does both admirably. The shots of the two characters in the same frame - touching each other, no less - are flawlessly executed. Generally, this is standard melodrama culminating in physical battles between the good guys and the bad guys and a final chase. Along the way we get a lot of exotic set pieces, lavishly furnished desert tents, horses racing across the dunes, smoky cafes in which dancing girls wriggle for tossed coins and a grand palace with spacious rooms and shiny floors. The intimate scenes between Valentino and the beauteous Vilma Banky are more sensuous than those of the previous film. Clips from these scenes will be familiar to anyone who has ever seen Valentino references in documentaries. Agnes Ayres reprises her role from The Sheik as Diana Mayo, now the wife of the older sheik and mother of his son, and she appears to have aged 20 years but is no less attractive. For Valentino, Banky and Ayres alone this is a treat.

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