The White Sheik

Starring: Alberto Sordi Director: Federico Fellini
The White Sheik
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1952
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - Italian
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Interviews:
      1. Brunella Bovo - Star
      2. Leopoldo Trieste - Star
      3. Moraldo Rossi - Director's Friend
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Essays:
      1. Critical Analysis by Jonathan Rosenbaum - Film Critic

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by , , &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 08/01/2007
"Fellini's first feature as solo director is a warmhearted and well-observed comedy about a naive couple on an ill-starred honeymoon in Rome."

Product Description:

A friendly satire in which a honeymooning bride, dazzled by glamour and illusion, escapes the frightening security of her future by running off with a photo-novel actor who portrays a seductive "White Sheik," but soon finds insidious reality sneaking into her romantic fantasy.

Plot Synopsis:

A pair of small town newlyweds travels to Rome for their honeymoon. Once there, the blushing bride finds unexpected glamour, adventure and romance -- but, unfortunately, it's not with her husband. It just so happens that her soap-opera hero, known to his fans as The White Sheik, is on a photo shoot in The Eternal City. And his larger-than-life ways soon turn her boring, sensible world upside down.

Plot Keywords:

Betrayal | Marriage | Period Piece | Romance | Satire | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • The print used for the Home Vision Cinema VHS version is from the Janus Collection.
  • Produced by Luigi Rovere.
  • Distributed by PDC.

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.7
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  • UPC: 037429175927
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