rudolph valentino

rudolph valentino

The Sheik (1921) - Rudolph Valentino

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Sheik Ahmed becomes infatuated with feisty socialite Lady Diana and abducts her away to his desert encampment. Headstrong Diana resists his advances and yearns for her freedom. She falls into the clutches of desert bandits after escaping and the Sheik rushes to her rescue. E. M. Hull's original novel controversially explored racial miscegenation and rape. This film adaptation left out certain aspects of the novel, with the rape of Diana only alluded to. Starring sex symbol Rudolph Valentino as the Sheik, the film was a commercial success although critical reception was mixed. Director: George Melford Cast: Rudolph Valentino as Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan, Agnes Ayres as Lady Diana Mayo Essential silent films http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFYc2Cj-ddoGQp4LF1-T4k7mtdmOAPskO Subscribe for more quality public domain film and TV classics http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fortunecookied