Friday, February 26, 2016

The Sheik (1921) Silent Adventure, starring Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres and Adolphe Menjou

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  1. The Sheik is a 1921 American silent romantic drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, and Adolphe Menjou. It was based on the bestselling romance novel of the same name by Edith Maude Hull and was adapted for the screen by Monte M. Katterjohn. The film was box office hit and helped propel Valentino to stardom.


    Rudolph Valentino as Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan
    Agnes Ayres as Lady Diana Mayo
    Ruth Miller as Zilah, the serving girl
    George Waggner as Yousaef, a tribal chieftain
    Frank Butler as Sir Aubrey Mayo, Diana's brother
    Charles Brinley as Mustapha Ali
    Lucien Littlefield as Gaston
    Adolphe Menjou as Raoul de Saint Hubert
    Walter Long as Omair
    Loretta Young as Arab child (uncredited)
    Polly Ann Young (uncredited)