Son of The Sheik (Silent)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 8 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Tinted
- Released: March 21, 2000
- Originally Released: 1926
- Label: Kino Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Rudolph Valentino & Vilma Banky|
|Performer:||Karl Dane, Agnes Ayres & Vilma Banky|
|Directed by||George Fitzmaurice|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Plot is almost inconsequential in The Son Of The Sheik. Its sultry beauty and torrid power lie instead in the exotic romance that saturates every frame, as sadomasochistic fantasies are played out against the lavish Orientalist sets designed by William Cameron Menzies (The Thief of Bagdad), lushly photographed by George Barnes (Sadie Thompson).
The Son Of The Sheik proved to be Valentino's final film. He died suddenly on August 23, 1926 at age 31, shortly after the film was released.
This time, Valentino plays both the Sheik and his son Ahmed. Like his father, the passionate, jealous Ahmed is quick to anger. So when a dancing girl whom he loves suddenly vanishes, he's sure that she has deserted and betrayed him; in truth, she has been kidnapped. Ahmed, hurt and bitter, vows revenge, and when next he sees the dancer, he snatches her up and carries her off to the desert. Though she pleads with him to release her, and tries to explain what happened, he will not listen.
The Sheik realizes the time has come for him to intervene... but can he make the stubborn Ahmed change his mind'
- A silent film.
- An additional cast member is Bull Montana (Ali).
- This sequel to Valentino's blockbuster film "The Sheik" was his last film. He died suddenly in 1926 from a perforated ulcer.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
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