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The Sheik (30-Oct-1921)

Director: George Melford

Writer: Monte M. Katterjohn

From novel by: Edith M. Hull

Keywords: Romantic Drama

After a socialite Englishwoman's caravan meets disaster in the desert, Lady Diana Mayo is rescued/abducted by Sheik Ahmed, who instead of immediately ravishing his prize decides to ply her with kindness and respect. Throwaway production which became an unexpected hint, making Valentino a superstar and even instigated a brief Arabia-craze.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lucien Littlefield
16-Aug-1895 4-Jun-1960 American character actor
Walter Long
5-Mar-1879 4-Jul-1952 The Birth of a Nation
Adolphe Menjou
18-Feb-1890 29-Oct-1963 A Farewell to Arms
Rudolph Valentino
6-May-1895 23-Aug-1926 Latin lover of the silent film era


Rudolph Valentino   ...   Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan
Agnes Ayres   ...   Lady Diana Mayo
Ruth Miller   ...   Zilahl (marriage prospect)
George Waggener   ...   Yousaef (tribal chieftain)
Frank Butler   ...   Sir Aubrey Mayo
Charles Brinley   ...   Mustapha Ali (Diana's guide)
Lucien Littlefield   ...   Gaston (valet)
Adolphe Menjou   ...   Dr. Raoul de Saint Hubert (novelist)
Walter Long   ...   Omair (bandit)


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