Son of the Sheik with the Alloy Orchestra


State Theatre Sun, Aug 2, 2015 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:State Theatre Centennial
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Release Year:1926
Runtime:68 min.
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Rudolph Valentino
Vilma Banky
George Fawcett
Montagu Love
Karl Dane
Bull Montana
Director:George Fitzmaurice
Produced by:George Fitzmaurice
John W. Considine Jr
Screenwriter:Frances Marion
Fred de Gresac
George Marion Jr.
Cinematography:George Barnes
Editing By:Will Dalzell
Music By:Artur Guttmann
Jack Ward


There are so many reasons not to miss this classic film adapted for the screen by Frances Marion, one of the most prolific female screenwriters of the last century. It was Rudolph Valentino’s last on-screen appearance, and his performance has been widely heralded as one of his best. Add stunning art direction and cinematography that transforms the Arizona desert into an Arabian locale; equestrian stunts and exotic dance moves; and fun tongue-in-cheek humor sprinkled into a sweeping and slightly controversial melodrama, and you’ve got a unique cinematic experience that is a must for your TCFF 2015 list! But the very best reason of all to see this great film on the State Theatre’s beautiful screen is to experience an exciting live musical soundtrack performed by perennial TCFF favorites The Alloy Orchestra—an ensemble touted by Roger Ebert as “the best in the world at accompanying silent films.”