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The Son of the Sheik

In The Son of the Sheik Rudolph Valentino not only is the dashing youth of the Arabian plains but he also plays his father, the sheik. The double-exposure shots are not as clear as is possible. Naturally, the 'son' is the pre- dominant character, and in this role Valentino wins new laurels.

Cast:
Rudolph Valentino Vilma Banky George Fawcett Montagu Love Karl Dane Agnes Ayres

In The Son of the Sheik Rudolph Valentino not only is the dashing youth of the Arabian plains but he also plays his father, the sheik. The double-exposure shots are not as clear as is possible. Naturally, the ‘son’ is the pre- dominant character, and in this role Valentino wins new laurels.

The Son is a sequel to The Sheik adapted by Frances Marion from the novel by E.M. Hull. It is best described as an interesting study in psychology, showing how a son of the desert inherited the love, passions and hate of his father.

Some exceptionally fine photography, especially the desert scenes, and the excellent acting of the supporting cast help to make The Son of the Sheik an outstanding success.

The Son of the Sheik

Production: Feature/United Artists. Director George Fitzmaurice; Producer John W. Considine Jr.; Screenplay Frances Marion, Fred De Gresac, George Marion Jr.; Camera George Barnes; Art Director William Cameron Menzies

Crew: Silent. (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1926. Running time: 70 MIN.

With: Rudolph Valentino Vilma Banky George Fawcett Montagu Love Karl Dane Agnes Ayres

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