Rudolph Valentino’s final film and one of his biggest hits, The Son of the Sheik has come to Bluray at last and I have all the details! Let’s take a peek at this highly anticipated disc.
Ninety years ago, Rudolph Valentino’s final film was released. Son of the Sheik was a direct sequel to his smash hit and it created just the right combination of romance, adventure and humor.
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 gets girl back again. Slicker, sleeker, smarter and more (intentionally) humorous than the first time around (though still not without its controversy). Showcases Valentino to perfection.
Valentino went back to the old Middle East well one more time. 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 one of his best.
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