|Blood and Sand 1922 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Fred Niblo
Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Lila Lee, Nita Naldi, George Field, Walter Long, Leo White, Rosa Rosanova, Rosita Marstini, Charles Belcher, Fred Becker, Jack Winn, Harry Lamont, Gilbert Clayton, George Periolat, Sidney De Gray
Popular Spanish bullfighter Juan Gallarde (Rudolph Valentino) marries the love of his life Carmen (Lila Lee) but then has a love affair with sexy Dona Sol (Nita Naldi). His performances in the bullring lack daring during his affair with Dona Sol, and he is gored by a bull. Carmen nurses him back to health, and Juan returns to the bullring. But, when he spots Dona Sol in the stands, his attention is diverted, the bull charges, and Juan is killed.
|The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1921 N/R, 114 min.|
Director: Rex Ingram
Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Alan Hale, Alice Terry, Jean Hersholt, Wallace Beery, Jacques D'Auray, Josef Swickard, Mabel Van Buren, Stuart Holmes, John St. Polis, Pomeroy Cannon, Bridgetta Clark, Virginia Warwick, Bowditch M. Turner, Mark Fenton
This anti-war epic is about an Argentinean (Rudolph Valentino) who fights for France during World War I and learns that his cousin is fighting on Germany's side.
|Monsieur Beaucaire 1924 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Sidney Olcott
Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Bebe Daniels, Lowell Sherman, Lois Wilson, Doris Kenyon, John Davidson, Ian Maclaren, Paulette Duval, Oswald Yorke, Flora Finch
The Duc de Chartres (Rudolph Valentino) experiences adventures in London during his temporary banishment form King Louis XV court.
|The Sheik 1921 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: George Melford
Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, Adolphe Menjou, Walter Long, Lucien Littlefield, George Waggner, Ruth Miller, Frank Butler, Charles Brinley, Loretta Young, Polly Ann Young, Sally Blane, Earl Gordon Bostwick, Natacha Rambova
This film made Valentino a household word, though the film itself is not all that good. By today's standards, race and gender issues would stand out in the manner they are portrayed. But, it is still a fun film to watch. Sheik Ahmed (Rudolph Valentino) falls for a British socialite (Agnes Ayres), abducts her, and takes her to his desert tent. There he teaches her subservience. While trying to escape, she is captured by a foe of the Sheik. When Ahmed saves her, she realizes her love for him.
|The Son of the Sheik 1926 N/R, 68 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: George Fitzmaurice
Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, George Fawcett, Montagu Love, Karl Dane, Bull Montana, Agnes Ayres, Charles Requa, Bynunsky Hyman, William Donovan, Erwin Connelly
In this follow-on to "The Sheik," Rudolph Valentino plays both the sheik and his son, Ahmed. Ahmed falls in love with a street dancer, Yasmine (Vilma Banky), but he is then kidnapped and told that she was responsible for his kidnapping. After Ahmed is rescued by his men, he seeks revenge on Yasmine. All ends well in Valentino's last movie.
|1. Blood and Sand (1922)|
2. The Eagle (1925)
3. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
4. Monsieur Beaucaire (1924)
5. The Sheik (1921)
6. The Son of the Sheik (1926)
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