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The Sheik (1921, George Melford)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on May 7, 2016

The uncredited editor of The Sheik had a thankless task–during the first act, director Melford is packing in so much expository information all the cuts to introduce new information. The Sheik’s silent, the editing of the first act is always important in a silent film. There needs to be read more

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 Sheik (1921)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Dec 15, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on December 15, 2014 in Blog, Fun Size Review The Sheik himself. Sometimes goofy, sometimes creepy, occasionally romantic but always entertaining. Rudolph Valentino is a sheik who falls for an Englishwoman, Agnes Ayres. What do you do when the lady you love thinks you’re a cr read more

Silent Movie Trivia #12: The Sheik (1921)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Dec 13, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on December 13, 2014 in Blog, Silent Movie Trivia Click to view in lightbox Iconic roles are a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it assures screen immortality and a loyal group of fans. On the other, it means that a performer’s career is overshadowed by that one big part. Ru read more

The Sheik

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Nov 12, 2014

      The Sheik(1922) review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest The Sheik (1921), based on Edith M. Hull’s enormously popular proto-bodice-ripper, really made Valentino a household name. Starring as the young French-educated Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan, he falls fo read more

The Sheik

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Nov 12, 2014

      The Sheik(1922) review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest The Sheik (1921), based on Edith M. Hull’s enormously popular proto-bodice-ripper, really made Valentino a household name. Starring as the young French-educated Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan, he falls fo read more

Shriek for the Sheik… and Animated GIFs

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Jul 14, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on July 14, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor Since Accidentally Hilarious is in the works, I decided to post a selection of GIFs from one of the very best cheesy films of the silent era, The Sheik. It’s the film that put Valentino on the map but it is so… so… Well, anyway read more

Video: The Sheik (1921) A Silent Movie Review

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Feb 6, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on February 6, 2014 in Video Review 13 Here it is! My very first video review. It’s been in the works for six months and I am delighted to be finally unveiling it. I am covering one of the most famous (and kitschiest) silent films ever made, one that even non-fans have heard read more

Silent Movie Time Capsule: The making of “The Sheik” behind-the-scenes footage

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Aug 16, 2013

Think making-of featurettes are a modern invention? Think again! This little tidbit is behind-the-scenes footage from the 1921 production of The Sheik. The action is pretty obviously staged and the title cards are humorously fawning but it is still great fun. The footage shows Valentino being natur read more

Silent Movie Picture Book: The Sheik (complete set)

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Aug 15, 2013

I previously posted this in three parts. Here are all the story cards in one easy post. Why bother to really watch a movie when you have all the tools on hand to pretend that you watched it! Here is the quick and easy guide to The Sheik, Valentino’s signature film (for better or for worse). T read more

Silent Movie Picture Book: The Sheik (part 3)

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Aug 14, 2013

Here is the final act of The Sheik! Part one is here and part two is there, in case you want to catch up. That’s all! read more

Silent Movie Picture Book: The Sheik (part 2)

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Aug 13, 2013

Is everyone ready for Act II of The Sheik? (You can read part 1 here) To be continued… read more

Silent Movie Picture Book: The Sheik (part 1)

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

Why bother to really watch a movie when you have all the tools on hand to pretend that you watched it! Here is the quick and easy guide to  Act I of The Sheik, Valentino’s signature film (for better or for worse). To be continued… 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

Fun Size Review: The Sheik (1921)

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Apr 10, 2013

The Sheik himself. Sometimes goofy, sometimes creepy, occasionally romantic but always entertaining. Rudolph Valentino is a sheik who falls for an Englishwoman, Agnes Ayres. When his affections are not returned, he kidnaps her with the intention of forcing her to marry him. At first annoyed, she so 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

Watch: The Sheik (1921) (1)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Pretty Clever Film Gal on Oct 30, 2012

Hold on to your hearts ladies, The Sheik was released on October 30, 1921. Why so close to Halloween? Because Rudolph Valentino was scary sexy, that’s why! Okay, all kidding aside. Rudolph Valentino is well, Rudolph Valentino and The Sheik is a Valentino vehicle. The plot is a bit complicated read more

Watch: The Sheik (1921) (2)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Pretty Clever Film Gal on Oct 30, 2012

Hold on to your hearts ladies, The Sheik was released on October 30, 1921. Why so close to Halloween? Because Rudolph Valentino was scary sexy, that’s why! Okay, all kidding aside. Rudolph Valentino is well, Rudolph Valentino and The Sheik is a Valentino vehicle. The plot is a bit complicated read more

The Sheik (1921) A Silent Film Review

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Mar 15, 2012

He’s a sheik. She wears chic clothes. He lives in a tent. She lives in a manor. He fights enemy tribes. She fights hat hair. Getting a date with her is out of the question. Backup plan: Abduction. Obviously. Bonus: I will also be reviewing the 1933 film, The Barbarian, an attempt to revive th 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
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