Sheik Ahmed (Valentino) desperately desires fiesty British socialite Diana (Ayres), so he abducts her and carries her off to his luxurious desert tent-palace. The free-spirited Diana recoils from his passionate embraces and yearns to be released. Only after being kidnapped by desert bandits does Diana realize how much she has grown to love Ahmed, who comes to her rescue in the nick of time.
The Book Sensation of a Decade Flaming on the Screen (Print Ad- Duluth Herald, ((Duluth. Minn.)) 26 November 1921)
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Did You Know?
(1921), Black Oxen
(1923), and Flaming Youth
(1923) were often cited by contemporary writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald
as the three cinematic works which defined the cultural zeitgeist of Jazz Age. A century later, only The Sheik (1921) has survived in its entirety. See more
Opening Title Card
In this world of peace and flame, Lies a palm garden of the Sahara - A blessed oasis of the sands. Where the children of Araby dwell in happy ignorance that Civilization has passed them by.
The version shown on American Movie Classics had a soundtrack of original music composed and performed by Roger Bellon. The running time was 80 minutes. See more