The Resource Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik with the Son of the Sheik, (online streaming)

Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik with the Son of the Sheik, (online streaming)

Label
Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik with the Son of the Sheik
Title
Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik with the Son of the Sheik
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas upon which the women paint their dreams. - Rudolph Valentino, 1923 Women fainted in the aisles when The Sheik was released in 1921. The titled Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres) is carried into the desert by an Arab chieftan, Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino), who takes one look at her and wants her, right then and there. Filmed on the heels of women's suffrage, Lady Diana was presented as a strong-willed and intelligent character, but as for Ahmed - nobody had seen anything like Valentino's natural sex appeal on the screen before. His charismatic presence electrified audiences; his Sheik symbolized the forbidden allure of the exotic and forever secured Valentino's place in screen legend. From the lavish dressing of this production, Arabian wall tapestries, tunics, cassocks and garish jewelry became a fad in decoration and attire. Paramount hustled its new sensation from one uninspired vehicle to another, and Valentino, by all accounts an intelligent and considerate person, finally expressed his displeasure by taking leave of the studio. Legally blocked by Paramount from making films for others, he and his wife, Natacha Rambova, embarked on a national dance tour sponsored by a beauty aid called Mineralava. It culminated in a beauty contest judged by Valentino. The Son of The Sheik, a sequel to The Sheik, was designed to revive Valentino's career. As both parent and son, Rudy has two virile leading parts, showing how a son of the desert inherited the passions of the father. Although the production is on a modest scale compared to the original Sheik, Valentino's performance is far more accomplished, and there's a tongue-in-cheek quality which gives The Son a certain magic even today. Young Ahmed falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl (Vilma Banky), but he is captured and tortured by bandits. Believing Yasmin to be responsible, he escapes and plans his own form of revenge, although true love, of course, finally prevails. In New York for the premiere of The Son of The Sheik, Valentino collapsed and died eight days later at the age of 31
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Flicker Alley in 1921
Language note
In English, Silent
PerformerNote
Features: Rudolph Valentino
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fitzmaurice, George
  • Melford, George
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
175
Technique
live action
Label
Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik with the Son of the Sheik, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1161420
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 176 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1161420
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945762803
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik with the Son of the Sheik, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1161420
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 176 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1161420
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945762803
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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