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

Valentino’s swan song and probably his most universally popular picture. 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 Sheik picture: 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 but I am one of the few people who prefers the clueless kitsch of the original. As with all pictures in the Kidnapping = Love + Orientalism genre, your mileage may vary.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Those crazy kids end up together, whodathunkit?

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Deep Chocolate Raspberry Cake. Kinda sinful.

Availability: Released on DVD and Bluray.


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