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.
A flaming romance of desert love! Flinging away the trappings of civilization! Leaving the "lady" only a woman, the "gentleman" only a man. (Print Ad-The Milwaukee Sentinel,((Milwaukee, Wisc.)) 30 November 1921)
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Was partial inspiration for the naming of Hollywood High School's sports teams as "The Sheiks", a name which persists to this day (2017). See more
English Woman #1
Are you going to attend Diana Mayo's farewell dance this evening?
English Woman #2
I thoroughly disapprove of this young madcap's wild scheme!
English Woman #3
The idea of Diana Mayo planning a tour alone into the desert, with only native camel-drivers and Arabs!
Referenced in The Shriek