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The Son of the Sheik (1926)

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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.

Director:

George Fitzmaurice (as Geo. Fitzmaurice)

Writers:

Edith Maude Hull (based on the novel by), Frances Marion (screen adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Bynunsky Hyman ... Mountebank (as Binunsky Hyman)
Agnes Ayres ... 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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Taglines:

A Sequel to "The Sheik" See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This is the oldest sequel to be inducted into the National Film Registry. See more »

Goofs

The opening credits show "COPYRIGHT MCMXXXVII" (1937) even though the film was released in 1926. See more »

Quotes

Yasmin: I hate you! I will hate you with my dying breath!
Ahmed, the Sheik's Son: [Ponders her words for a moment] That is the first truthful thing you've said.
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Alternate Versions

In 1969, Paul Killiam copyrighted a version with a new organ score written by Jack Ward. See more »

Connections

Featured in Bolero (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

That Night in Araby
(1926)
Music by Ted Snyder
Lyrics by Billy Rose
Published in connection with this movie
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Excellent Valentino finale.
24 May 2000 | by David-240See all my reviews

This was Valentino's last film, and he is excellent in it, but it is far from being his best film (as many critics claim). Certainly "Camille", "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", "The Eagle" and "The Conquering Power" are much better films. This was designed as a rollicking and sexy adventure film, with large doses of cheap slapstick humour, and on that level succeeds admirably. That famous scene where Valentino ravishes Vilma Banky is extraordinary, and Valentino shows real talent in portraying both the son and the father (he is almost unrecognisable in the latter role). Great split screen work allows the two Valentinos to inter-relate well too.

The film makes you wonder what this talented and beautiful man may have achieved had he lived. Would he have made it in talkies? It's hard to believe such charisma would ever fail.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

5 September 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Son of the Sheik See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,562,733

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,360,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Feature Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1969 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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