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SIFF 2015: The Son of the Sheik (1926) with Alloy Orchestra

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 20, 2015

I've had the good fortune to see a lot of silent movies with live musical accompaniment, and I can't think of anything that has thrilled me as much as The Alloy Orchestra's performance at SIFF Cinema Uptown did last night. The group's exciting, dramatic score was the perfect complement to Valentino' read more

Fun Size Review: The Son of the Sheik (1926)

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Jun 12, 2013

Valentino’s swan song and it is a humdinger, let me tell you. Rudy is back as both father and son, Vilma Banky is the leading lady, Karl Dane supports and Montagu Love provides the villainy. Plot stays pretty much the same as the first: Boy loves girl, boy kidnaps girl, boy loses girl, boy g read more

Son of the Sheik (1926) A Silent Film Review

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Feb 3, 2013

Ahmed, the son of the title character of The Sheik, loves a dancer named Yasmin. After coming to believe that she betrayed him to bandits, Ahmed seeks revenge. Valentino-style. Valentino’s final screen appearance is also his best. Valentino made many films after achieving stardom but there wa read more

Rudolph Valentino "Son of the Sheik" (1926)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Jan 18, 2010

"The Son of the Sheik" (1926) is a silent romantic drama starring the legendary Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Banky. Directed by George Fitzmaurice and adapted from the novel by Edith Maude Hull, this film is a sequel to "The Sheik" (1921), and it casts Valentino in the dual role of the now older S read more