The Son of the Shiek (1926)
Average Rating: 6.9/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2
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Release Date: Sep 5, 1926 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 70
The Son of the Sheik, Rudolph Valentino's last film, may well be his best. A sequel to (and vast improvement upon) Valentino's 1922 blockbuster The Sheik, the 1926 film casts the legendary Latin Lover in the dual role of the now-older Sheik and his son Ahmed. The latter falls in love with bejeweled dancing girl Yasmin (Vilma Banky), the daughter of a scurrilous thief, who in turn is in cahoots with Ghabah (Montagu Love), "whose crimes outnumber the desert sands." Captured, held for ransom and
Sep 5, 1926 Wide
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It dated badly, but is worth seeing as an historical curio that shows how far we have come and far we must still go to overcome our stereotyped conceptions of Arabs.
Engaging nonsense full of sex, homoeroticism, a little S&M and much derring-do%u2014but it's all nonsense that shows why Valentino is a legend.
Silly, hammy, Valentino was never much of an actor
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