The Son of the Shiek (1926)

The Son of the Shiek


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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance
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Written By: Edith Maude Hull, Frances Marion, Fred De Gresac
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as Yasmin

as Ghabah

as Andre Romez

as Ramadan

as Pincher

as Diana

as The Zouave
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Critic Reviews for The Son of the Shiek

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2008
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 26, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

Full Review… | November 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Silly, hammy, Valentino was never much of an actor

August 13, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Audience Reviews for The Son of the Shiek


Eh it was ok. Nothing special about it, but it didn't bore me as most other silents do.

Lauren Donis

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