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The Son of the Sheik was the last film of Rudolph Valentino, who died on 23 Aug 1926, before the film was released nationally. The picture is a sequel to the 1921 Famous Players-Lasky production The Sheik (see entry), which featured one of Valentino's most famous roles.
       An opening title card has the following information: "Agnes Ayres has courteously consented to resume her original role of Diana, wife of the Sheik--as a favor to Mr. Valentino and this picture." An opening credit announces that Vilma Banky appears "By arrangement with Samuel Goldwyn.'
       The 8 May 1926 Motion Picture News reported that actor Karl Dane replaced Mack Swain, who withdrew from the film because of serious illness. The 13 May 1926 Motion Picture News reported that an Arabian stallion named "Querido" had been added to the ... More Less

The Son of the Sheik was the last film of Rudolph Valentino, who died on 23 Aug 1926, before the film was released nationally. The picture is a sequel to the 1921 Famous Players-Lasky production The Sheik (see entry), which featured one of Valentino's most famous roles.
       An opening title card has the following information: "Agnes Ayres has courteously consented to resume her original role of Diana, wife of the Sheik--as a favor to Mr. Valentino and this picture." An opening credit announces that Vilma Banky appears "By arrangement with Samuel Goldwyn.'
       The 8 May 1926 Motion Picture News reported that actor Karl Dane replaced Mack Swain, who withdrew from the film because of serious illness. The 13 May 1926 Motion Picture News reported that an Arabian stallion named "Querido" had been added to the cast. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
1 Aug 1926
p. 5.
Life
19 Aug 1926
p. 24.
Los Angeles Times
10 Jul 1926
p. A7.
Motion Picture News
8 May 1926
p. 2259.
Photoplay
Oct 1926
p. 53.
Variety
14 Jul 1926
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Emil G. Jensen presents
A George Fitzmaurice Production
Distributed by Artcinema Associates Inc.
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Scr adpt by
Scr adpt by
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
MUSIC
Synchronized and arr by
Mus and orch by
Turbulent mus seq by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Sons of the Sheik by Edith Maude Hull (Boston, 1925).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 September 1926
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles premiere: 9 July 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Feature Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
24 August 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23046
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,685
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ahmed, The Son of the Sheik, falls in love with Yasmin, a dancer and the daughter of a renegade Frenchman who leads a troupe of mountebanks and thieves. When Ahmed is captured by Yasmin's father and held for ransom, he is led to believe that she has tricked him; and when freed he abducts her, taking her to a desert camp. Ahmed is about to force Yasmin to submit to him when his father, the sheik, barges into the tent and frees her. Later, Ahmed learns that it was not she but rather her jealous admirer who betrayed him. He follows Yasmin to a dancehall, where a bitter fight with knives takes place. Later, on the desert, Ahmed emerges victorious, unscathed. He leaps on Yasmin's horse and rides away with her in his ... +


Ahmed, The Son of the Sheik, falls in love with Yasmin, a dancer and the daughter of a renegade Frenchman who leads a troupe of mountebanks and thieves. When Ahmed is captured by Yasmin's father and held for ransom, he is led to believe that she has tricked him; and when freed he abducts her, taking her to a desert camp. Ahmed is about to force Yasmin to submit to him when his father, the sheik, barges into the tent and frees her. Later, Ahmed learns that it was not she but rather her jealous admirer who betrayed him. He follows Yasmin to a dancehall, where a bitter fight with knives takes place. Later, on the desert, Ahmed emerges victorious, unscathed. He leaps on Yasmin's horse and rides away with her in his arms. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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