~The Sheik's Wife~
1922
~Promotional Photograph of Emmy Lynn & Marcel Vibert
from The California Theater to promote the screening of
"The Sheik's Wife," for the week of April 23rd, 1922~
~Plot Synopsis~
Practically since cinema's inception, producers have used various means to cash in on hit films. It's
obvious that the title to this French melodrama is meant to attract anyone who was fascinated by
Rudolph Valentino's The Sheik. But there are no flaring nostrils to be had here; in fact, the most
interesting aspect of the picture is that much of it was shot on location in Algiers. Estelle Graydon, an
English girl (Emmy Lynn), meets the Oxford-educated Hadjid Ben Khedim (Marcel Vilbert). They fall in
love and she agrees to marry him only if he takes no other wives. He assents and the happy couple go to
Algiers to live. But Estelle is unaccustomed to the ways of her husband's people and has a hard time
adjusting. Then, when she has a daughter, Hadjid's father (Albert Bras) insists that he take a second wife
to ensure getting a son. Estelle refuses to accept this and runs away. She meets a former lover who tries
to help her, and this causes a battle between Hadjid's tribe and British troops. But in the end, Hadjid
decides that Estelle is the only wife he needs, and the couple reunite.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie,com
~Cast~

Emmy Lynn ... Estelle Graydon
Marcel Vibert ... Hadjid Ben-Khadin
Albert Bras ... Cassin Ben-Khadin
Directed by: Henry Roussel

Written by:
Henry Roussel (writer)
Franz Toussaint (writer)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Jupiter Films

Released by: Société Française des Films Artistiques

Cinematography by: Marcel Grimault & Paul Parguel

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: March 11, 1921