The Son of the Sheik (1926)
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Critic Reviews for The Son of the Sheik
The Son of the Sheik is a considerable improvement on its distinguished predecessor.
Although I don't think it's top-tier silent entertainment, George Fitzmaurice's 'The Son of the Sheik' gives me a pleasant time with his desert melodrama starring Rudolph Valentino. [Full review in Spanish]
Like much of the cinema of the silent era, the plot is secondary to the sheer elegance of the images, and Fitzmaurice polishes them up like a master jeweler.
It dated badly, but is worth seeing as an historical curio that shows how far we have come and far we must still go to overcome our stereotyped conceptions of Arabs.
Engaging nonsense full of sex, homoeroticism, a little S&M and much derring-do%u2014but it's all nonsense that shows why Valentino is a legend.
Audience Reviews for The Son of the Sheik
Eh it was ok. Nothing special about it, but it didn't bore me as most other silents do.
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