Vintage original 9.25 x 12 in. US sheet music from the 1920's silent film drama/romance, THE SON OF THE SHEIK, released in 1926 by United Artists and directed by George Fitzmaurice.
The Son of the Sheik was the final film in the career of silent screen legend Rudolph Valentino. Published in 1926 by Henry Waterson, Inc., the song is entitled That Night in Araby, with words by Billy Rose and music by Ted Snyder. The front cover, which notes that the song was "Inspired by the Photoplay," features a large photographic image of Rudolph Valentino that was designed by Barbelle. Consisting of 3 interior pages of music, it is in fine+ condition.
*"The Son of the Sheik is a 1926 American silent adventure/drama film directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Bánky. The film is based on the 1925 romance novel "The Sons of the Sheik" by Edith Maude Hull, and is a sequel to the 1921 hit film The Sheik, which also stars Rudolph Valentino. The Son of the Sheik is Valentino's final film and went into general release nearly two weeks after his death from peritonitis at the age of 31.
In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." On January 1, 2022, the film went into the public domain after years of being in copyright due to the Copyright Term Extension Act.
In his final film performance before dying in 1926, Rudolph Valentino tackles two roles, as a father and his son. Ahmed (Rudolph Valentino), the son of an Arab sheik and a kidnapped English gentlewoman (Agnes Ayres), loves local dancing girl Yasmin (Vilma Banky). When he slips out of his father's heavily guarded compound to woo her, he is kidnapped and held for ransom by a group of bandits led by Yasmin's father (George Fawcett) and Ghabah (Montagu Love), the Moor to whom she is betrothed."
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