The Sheik
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This romantic costumed adventure is the film that cemented Rudolph Valentino's reputation as a legendary screen lover. Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino) takes Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayers) to his camp when he finds the beauty in the desert. Although drawn to the Sheik, Lady Diana is able to resist his amorous advances. When his former French school chum Raoul de Saint Herbert (Adolphe Menjou) convinces him to let Diana go free, she is kidnapped by the villainous Omair (Walter Long), who promises her a fate worse than death. The heroic Sheik and his army save Diana from suicide, but he is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Landmark film that was never all that hot with a solution so jaw-droppingly racist that it's hard to believe."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It's one of those films that should be seen by film buffs and those interested in films as history."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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