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 STORY OF STOLEN LOVE, THAT HAS SENT A NEW THRILL THROUGH THE ENGLISH SPEAKING WORLD, FILMED IN A BLAZE OF BARBARIC SPLENDOR. ((Print ad- Milwakee Journal, ((Milwaukee, Wisc.)) 5 December 1921)
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(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 the Jazz Age. A century later, only The Sheik (1921) has survived in its entirety. See more
Return to me in my loneliness.
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