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| Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
Also known as Le cheik in France
B&W : Seven reels / 6579 feet
Directed by George Melford
Cast: Rudolph Valentino [Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan], Agnes Ayres [Lady Diana Mayo], Adolphe Menjou [Doctor Raoul de St. Hubert], Walter Long [Omair], Frank Butler [Sir Aubrey Mayo], George Waggener (George Waggner) [Yousaef], Lucien Littlefield [Gaston], Ruth Miller (Patsy Ruth Miller) [Zilah], Charles Brindley [Mustapha Ali], Loretta Young [child extra], Polly Ann Young [child extra], Elizabeth Jane Young [child extra], Jackie Young [child extra]
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Produced by George Melford. Scenario by Monte M. Katterjohn, from the novel The Sheik by E.M. Hull (Edith Maude Hull). Cinematography by William Marshall. Presented by Jesse L. Lasky. / © 25 October 1921 (at eight reels) by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP17131]. Premiered circa 6 November 1921 in New York, New York. Released 20 November 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Arabs - British (Abroad) - Desert - Weapons: Guns, Swords
Listing updated: 4 July 2012.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 291; Bohn-Light pp. 95, 96; Bondanella-Hollywood pp. 134, 135, 137-138, 139; Brownlow-Parade p. 578; Carroll-Matinee pp. 125-126; Everson-American pp. 155, 170-171, 182h, 314; Fell-History p. 86; FilmDaily-1923 p. ix; Higashi-Virgins pp. 114-115, 116, 122-123; Keylin-NYTimes p. 180; Lahue-Collecting p. 39; Lahue-World p. 117; Leish-Cinema p. 56; Maltin-Guide p. 1138; MoPicAlmanac-1929 p. 11; Paris-Brooks pp. 24, 132; Shipman-Cinema p. 75; Sinyard-Silent p. 90; Sklar-Movie pp. 99, 101; Sweeney-Coming pp. 23, 26-27; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 25, 26 : ClasIm-226 p. 48 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.