~She's A Sheik,
1927
~Cast~

Bebe Daniels ...  Zaida
Richard Arlen ...  Capt. Colton
William Powell ...  Kada
Josephine Dunn ...  Wanda Fowler
James Bradbury Jr. ...  Jerry
Billy Franey ...  Joe
Paul McAllister ...  Sheik Yusif ben Hamad
Al Fremont ...  The major
Directed by: Clarence G. Badger

Written by:
Lloyd Corrigan - writer
Grover Jones - writer
George Marion Jr. - titles
John McDermott - story
She's a Sheik borrows more than a little from the Rudolph Valentino vehicle, Son of the Sheik, but
refreshingly, the Valentino character here is a woman, played by the dashing comedienne Bebe
Daniels. She is Zaida, half-Spanish and half-Arab, and determined to marry a Christian man. The
Arabian bandit Kada (William Powell doesn't care what she wants -- he's determined to have her as
his own. Zaida, as swashbuckling as any male, goes sword-to-sword with him...and comes out
ahead. She meets up with the French Captain Colton (Richard Arlen), decides he is for her, and
kidnaps him to her desert camp. After spending a few days in captivity, Colton finally succumbs to
Zaida's formidable charms. The film climaxes with a battle between French and Arab troops, with
the French outwitting the Arabs, helped out by a pair of motion-picture showmen (played by Bill
Franey and James Bradbury, Jr.). The company runs a clip of an attacking army on a large screen;
this is enough to frighten the naive Arabs. Meanwhile Zaida and Colton close out She's a Sheik with
the requisite clinch. A lot of people, though, would have preferred to see Daniels and Powell
together at the end -- the pair had a real chemistry in the few films in which they appeared together.
The good-looking Arlen just didn't have Powell's flair.

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~Plot Synopsis~
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~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation

Distribution Company: Paramount Picutres

Produced by: Jesse L. Lasky & Adolph Zukor  
Cinematography by: J. Roy Hunt    
Fencing Trainer: Fred Cavens

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: November 12, 1927
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