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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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Details

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
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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

Ghabah: Yasmin, no other man shall have you. Why waste your life in futile love - that I destroy so easily?
Ghabah: [as Ramadan, nearby, secretly overhears him] It was I who poisoned the mind of young Ahmed against you - saying you betrayed him to us.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

That Night in Araby
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Music by Ted Snyder
Lyrics by Billy Rose
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Adventure, lust, betrayal - it had it all!
21 August 2000 | by LAgirlSee all my reviews

I recently saw the Son of the Sheik at an old movie house in Los Angeles. It was complete with the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ -- live accompaniment for this rare gem! I was in awe at how sophisticated and enchanting this movie was. I remarked to my husband that it reminded me of one of my trashy love novels. It was so perfect. I remember reading somewhere that Rudolph Valentino's fame came from the fact that he was so dark and handsome and muscular as opposed to the little pasty boys that had existed before him in the cinema. The scene where he exacts his revenge on Yasmin and ravishes her....was wonderful. His dark eyes as he looked at her in the close-ups.......ahhhhh. This movie truly was a treat. The desert scenes, the lush scenery and sumptuous costumes create a wonderful lavish movie. Valentino was taken from the cinema world far too early....but at least we have these lavish movies to remember him by.


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