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George Fitzmaurice

The Son of the Sheik

68' - 1926 - Drama, Romance, Adventure - Dialogue: English
Director: George Fitzmaurice With: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, George Fawcett
Men and women, fathers and children. Ahmed, son of Diana and Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan, falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl who fronts her father's gang of mountebanks. Among the cutthroats is Ghobah, a villainous Moor to whom Yasmin is promised. In ruins near Touggourt, the city where Yasmin dances, she and Ahmed meet secretly until one night when her father and the gang capture the son of the sheik, torture him, and hold him for ransom. Will Ahmed believe that Yasmin set him up for capture? Even if true love finds a way through webs of deceit, what will the vigorous and imposing sheik say about his son consorting with a dancing girl?

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George Fitzmaurice


Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, George Fawcett

Director of Photography

George Barnes

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"The Sons of the Sheik" (Edith Maude Hull)



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