The Son of the sheik

United States, 1926

Film
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Valentino in his greatest role as the notorious shiek, the defiant and romantic heroic figure of the Arabian desert. This is the classic tale of the English-born but desert-bred Shiek, who fired by the love of a French dancing girl, risks all in his quest to possess her. The torrid sequence of the shiek and his Yasmine, now kidnapped and isolated in his tent, remains a landmark portrayal of sensual desire. A special bonus at the end includes highlights from Valentino’s career and the mass hysteria captured on film when Valentino died.

Credits

director

George Fitzmaurice

production company

J Schneck

United Artists Corporation

Language

English

Duration

01:25:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39351

Subject categories

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Kidnapping

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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