~The Son Of The Sheik~
~Vilma Banky & Rudolph Valentino~
~Rudolph Valentino~
~Plot Synopsis~
Ahmed, The Son of the Sheik (Rudolph Valentino), falls in love with Yasmin (Vilma Banky), a
dancer and the daughter of a renegade Frenchman (George Fawcett) who leads a troupe of
mountebanks and thieves. When Ahmed is captured by Yasmin's father and held for ransom, he is
led to believe that she has tricked him; and when freed he abducts her, taking her to a desert camp.
He is about to force her to submit to him when his father, the sheik (Rudolph Valentino), barges
into the tent and frees the girl. Later, Ahmed learns that it was not she but rather her jealous
admirer who betrayed him. He follows Yasmin to a dancehall, where a bitter fight with knives takes
place; Ahmed emerges victorious, unscathed and with the girl in his arms.

Plot Synopsis from afi.com  
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice

Written by:
Frances Marion - adaptation  
Fred De Gresac - adaptation
George Marion Jr. - titles
Paul Girard Smith - uncredited

Based on the novel The Sons of the Sheik by Edith Maude Hull (Boston,

Rudolph Valentino ...  Ahmed, the Sheik's Son / Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan
Vilma Bánky ...  Yasmin, André's Daughter
George Fawcett ...  André Romez
Montagu Love ...  Ghabah
Karl Dane ...  Ramadan
Bull Montana ...  Ali - a Mountebank
Bynunsky Hyman ...  Pincher - a Mountebank
Agnes Ayres ...  Diana - Wife of the Sheik
Erwin Connelly ...  The Zouve (uncredited)
William Donovan ...  S'rir (uncredited)
Charles Requa ...  Pierre - Ahmed's Friend (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Feature Productions

Distribution Company: United Artists

Producer: George Fitzmaurice
Producer: John W. Considine Jr.
Cinematography by: George Barnes
Settings: William Cameron Menzies
Props: Irving W. Sindler
Stunt Double for Mr. Valentino: George Fiske
Still Photographer: Nealson Smith
Agnes Ayres appears courtesy of: Samuel Goldwyn

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: September 5, 1926