Fun Size Review: The Son of the Sheik (1926)

Valentino’s swan song and it is a humdinger, let me tell you. Rudy is back as both father and son, Vilma Banky is the leading lady, Karl Dane supports and Montagu Love provides the villainy. Plot stays pretty much the same as the first: Boy loves girl, boy kidnaps girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back again. Slicker, sleeker, smarter and more (intentionally) humorous than the first time around (though still not without its controversy). Showcases Valentino to perfection.

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How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Shockingly enough, Valentino ends up with Miss Banky for a Happily Ever After. Well, after a bar fight and some swordplay, that it.

If it were a dessert it would be: Deep Chocolate Raspberry Cake. Dark, delicious and sinful.

Read my full-length review here.

Availability: Released on DVD.

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