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The Sheik(Movie, 1921)

1h 26min | Genres: Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
The SheikRating: 3.2/5 (with 2020 votes)
The Sheik is a 1921 American silent romantic drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky, directed by George Melford, starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres, and featuring Adolphe Menjou. It was based on the bestselling 1919 romance novel of the same name by Edith Maude Hull and was adapted for the screen by Monte M. Katterjohn. The film was a box-office hit and helped propel Valentino to stardom. In the 1926 sequel The Son of the Sheik, Valentino played both the Sheik and his son, while Ayres reprised her role. A third film in the series, She's a Sheik, was produced in 1927 by Paramount and starred Bebe Daniels in a comedic role reversal of the original film. ()
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About The Sheik

Sheik Ahmed desperately desires feisty British socialite Diana, so he abducts her and carries her off to his luxurious tent-palace in the desert. The free-spirited Diana recoils from his passionate embraces and yearns to be released. Later, allowed to go into the desert, she escapes and makes her way across the sands...


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The Sheik (1921)(Trailer, 12:27)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Algeria
Based on the work of: Edith Maude Hull ("The Sheik")
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: No Language (XX)
Translated into 8 languages: German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Portuguese (PT), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 11/20/1921
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"El caíd"
Keywords: silent film

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:37156, Added: 03/10/2018, Last updated: 11/24/2021