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The Sheik (1921)

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Rudolph Valentino Rudolph Valentino
The Sheik - Ahmed Ben Hassan
Agnes Ayres Agnes Ayres
Lady Diana Mayo
Ruth Miller Ruth Miller
Zilah - A Marriage Market Prospect
George Waggner George Waggner
Yousaef - Tribal Chieftain
Frank Butler Frank Butler
Sir Aubrey Mayo
Charles Brinley Charles Brinley
Mustapha Ali - Diana's Guide
Lucien Littlefield Lucien Littlefield
Gaston - French Valet
Adolphe Menjou Adolphe Menjou
Dr. Raoul de St. Hubert

Written by
Monte M. Katterjohn Monte M. Katterjohn


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8 years, 4 months ago at Jul 18 8:28

The good:
Rudolph Valentino is stunning, gorgeous, sexy, beautiful, etc., etc. Honestly, that IS the best part of the film (coming from a woman, that is).

The romance is of course the important part, which the film masters. Valentino and Ayres (once she gets over the whole "getting kidnapped" deal) share a heart-melting, dramatic romance in lavishly decorated Arabian ... read more
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Description: Women fainted in the aisles when The Sheik was released in 1921. The titled Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres) is carried into the desert by a n Arab chieftain, Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino), who takes one look at her and wants her, right then and there. Filmed on the heels of women's suffrage, Lady Diana was presented as a strong-willed and intelligent character, but as for Ahmed- nobody had seen anything like Valentino's natural sex appeal on the screen before. His charismatic presence electrified audiences; his Sheik symbolized the forbidden allure of the exotic and forever secured Valentino's place in screen legend. From the lavis ... (more)
Release date: 20 November 1921
UPC: 014381137125
Tags: Silent (4), Romance (3), 1921 (2), Toned (1), Desert (1), Violence (1), Banned (1), Drama (1), HQ (1), 20's (1)
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