"The Sheik" is a 1921 American silent film starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres. It was a box office hit and helped propel Valentino to stardom.
Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926)The son of a military vet, Valentino drifted from Italy to Hollywood, working as a dancer and gigolo. After specialising in oily villains, he found overnight stardom as the Argentinian hero of the first world war epic The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921). Featuring a famous tango, it’s his best film.