Posted by Sarah
A little information on the sequel to The Sheik (George Melford, 1921), The Son of the Sheik (George Fitzmaurice, 1926).
This too starred Rudolph Valentino, this time in dual roles. As The Sheik (married to Lady Diana of the first film, again played by Agnes Ayres) and the Sheik’s son. The son’s love interest is played by Vilma Banky.
The sequel was more controversial than the first, especially in its more violent depiction of the threat of rape.
Lies has kindly provided links to this scene in particular, and the film in its entirety on youtube, should you wish to view them:
The film (68 mins, though according to Lies the link includes two versions of the film:one with, and one without, music):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urm8MakXdcQ