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Poster for 'The Son of the Sheik'.
Poster for 'The Son of the Sheik'.

The Son of the Sheik was a 1926 silent movie directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Banky. Image File history File links Movie poster for The Son of the Sheik, featuring Rudolph Valentino. ... Image File history File links Movie poster for The Son of the Sheik, featuring Rudolph Valentino. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor. ... Vilma Banky on the cover of a 1920s fan magazine Vilma Banky (January 9, 1898 - March 18, 1991) was an American/Hungarian silent film actress. ...


It was a sequel to the 1921 movie 'The Sheik', also starring Valentino. Following Valentino's death, the release of 'The Son of the Sheik' was rushed to coincide with Rudolph Valentino's funeral, and became a tremendous hit due to the associated popularity. 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Poster for The Sheik. The Sheik was a 1921 movie produced by Paramount, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres and Adolphe Menjou. ...


In 2003, The Son of the Sheik was added to the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress, recognising the cultural, historical and aesthetic significance of the work, as well as the risk of the original movie reel no longer being preserved. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ... Library of Congress, Jefferson building The Library of Congress is the unofficial national library of the United States. ... The word culture comes from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor). ... A history resource for kids -Chronology of Events in History, Mythology, and Folklore. ... Aesthetics (or esthetics) (from the Greek word αισθητική) is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty. ... This movie film reel has film wrapped around it. ...


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MovieGoods - AFI 100: The Son of the Sheik (583 words)
"The Son" is a sequel to "The Sheik", adapted by Francis Marion from the novel by E.M. Hull.
When surprised by her followers, including her father and a passionate admirer, and held for a ransom, the son of the sheik is led to believe he has been tricked by the girl, which engenders hatred and a determination for revenge.
There is a bitter fight, with plenty of knife play, the son of the sheik finally emerging unscathed, and with the girl again in his arms.
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