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Rudolph Valentino - The Son of the Sheik (1926)

Rudolph Valentino - The Son of the Sheik (1926)

Ramón Novarro- The Original Latin Lover ;-). Ramón Novarro was born in Mexico as Jose Ramón Gil Samaniego,  Hemoved into starring roles playing American heroes in Scaramouche and The Arab. Following the death of Rudolph Valentino, he took the reigns as the “Latin Lover.”  He struggled with his homosexuality, which drew him to alcohol and made it hard for him to get his career back on track. By the 1960s, he was working in TV, but his life was cut short in 1968 when he was murdered.

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Ramón Novarro- The Original Latin Lover ;-). Ramón Novarro was born in Mexico as Jose Ramón Gil Samaniego, Hemoved into starring roles playing American heroes in Scaramouche and The Arab. Following the death of Rudolph Valentino, he took the reigns as the “Latin Lover.” He struggled with his homosexuality, which drew him to alcohol and made it hard for him to get his career back on track. By the 1960s, he was working in TV, but his life was cut short in 1968 when he was murdered.

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.

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.

The Son of the Sheik (1926)

The Son of the Sheik (1926)

Anthony Dexter - Valentino (1951)

Anthony Dexter - Valentino (1951)

Anthony Dexter - Valentino (1951)

Anthony Dexter - Valentino (1951)

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