All are welcome to attend the second of this term’s melodrama discussion and screening sessions which will take place on the 6th of February in Jarman 7, from 5pm to 7 pm.
We will be showing The Sheik (George Melford, 1921) 86 mins
This silent American classic broke attendance records at two major New York theatres in its first week and propelled its male lead, Rudolph Valentino, to stardom. The film’s action takes place in the Sahara Desert where English socialite Lady Diana (Agnes Ayres) is kidnapped by Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino). After reaching an understanding they are separated by bandits, compelling Sheik Ahmed to take matters into his own hands.
Do join us to experience all the melodramatic plot twists and turns, Valentino in his most famous role, and the interesting depiction of male/female relations.