She's a Sheik (1927) - Rotten Tomatoes

She's a Sheik (1927)

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This belated but hilarious spoof of the Valentino craze stars Bebe Daniels as Zaida, the daughter of Arab sheik Yussif ben Hamid (Paul McAllister). With the blood of her Spanish-born mother coursing defiantly through her veins, Zaida has no intention of marrying the man of her father's choice, choosing instead a Christian "infidel" named Captain Colton (Richard Arlen). But Colton is completely uninterested in Zaida, so she impulsively kidnaps him and spirits him off to her tent, where she intends to "vamp" him into submission. This is amusing enough, but the best is reserved for last, when a pair of American movie exhibitors (James Bradbury Jr. and Billy Franey) scare off a band of attacking Arabs by projecting a filmed battle sequence "borrowed" from Paramount's Beau Sabreur. William Powell, a fixture of the Bebe Daniels vehicles, essays yet another villainous characterization. She's a Sheik was co-written by Lloyd Corrigan, later a prolific Hollywood character actor.

Cast

Richard Arlen
as Capt. Colton
Josephine Dunn
as Wanda Fowler
Paul McAllister
as Sheik Yusiff ben Hamad
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Critic Reviews for She's a Sheik

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

There are quite a number of novel episodes in this photoplay, but... one can hardly accuse it of being outrageously funny or possessing much more than a mere skeleton of a story.

October 19, 2020 | Full Review…

A refreshing picture which dares to laugh at movies in general.

September 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Miss Daniels is excellent.

October 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Don't play bridge the night this picture is shown.

October 19, 2020 | Full Review…

While it has fast action in the beginning and at the end, it sags in the middle.

October 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Frankly improbable, it is clever foolery, with a well-spaced succession of laughs.

October 19, 2020 | Full Review…

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