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The Son of the Sheik (1926)

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Filho do Sheik See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$716,850, 31 December 1927
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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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Trivia

Final film of Rudolph Valentino. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Yasmin: I am tired - - yet I must dance. He is my father - and we are very poor.
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Alternate Versions

In 1937, Artcinema Associates re-released a version of this movie with a soundtrack written by Artur Guttmann and Gerard Carbonara. Scenes were probably cut to conform to the production code, then rigorously enforced. See more »


Soundtracks

That Night in Araby
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Music by Ted Snyder
Lyrics by Billy Rose
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AMAZING!!!
15 February 2002 | by sportellSee all my reviews

This was a truly amazing film. TCM just played this along with four others for Valentine's Day. While "Camille" (What was with Nazimova's hair?), "The Eagle", "Four Horsemen", and "Conquering Power" were all good, "Son of the Sheik" was the best for Valentine's Day. The pure raw sensuality that Valentino portrayed was exciting. I've only been into the silent films for the past fours years, and as I'm only 22, one would think I have no appreciation for "old" people. However, this film had me online for a few hours finding pictures of Valentino in this film. HUBBA HUBBA!!! It really is a shame he didn't live longer. He very well could have made talkies, as the song I heard him record sounded lovely.


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