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The Son of the Sheik

The Son of the Sheik

A Feature film by Mario Costa

Release in France : 24/05/1963

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Production and distribution (2)

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Synopsis

In the Middle East, circa 1860s, the evil Omar seeks to become Khadive by killing off his adversaries and by marrying the reluctant Fawzia, favorite niece of the current Khadive. (After marrying Fawzia, he plans to eliminate her so he can then marry his own choice, the ruthless Zahira.) Omar's brutal policies result in the death of a young woman named Laila. Laila's brother, Kerim, then becomes Omar's sworn enemy. Now known as "the Black Shiek," Kerim becomes a Robin Hood of the desert, rallying various tribes in a revolt against Omar. In the process Kerim meets and falls in love with Fawzia who eventually comes to share his feelings. In disguise, Kerim infiltrates Omar's headquarters but is discovered, imprisoned -- along with Fawzia and her father, Mansur -- and flogged. A sympathetic slave girl named Selima rides and informs Prince Ahmed who comes to Kerim's rescue. In a hand-to-hand duel, Kerim kills Omar. Then Kerim and Fawzia ride off together into the desert.

Source : IMDb

Full credits (7)

Assistant Director :

Jean-Philippe Mérand

Co-producer :

Robert de Nesle

Production Designer :

Giancarlo Bartoloni-salimbeni

Costume designer :

Giancarlo Bartoloni-salimbeni

Screenwriter :

Nino Stresa

Director of Photography :

Angelo Lotti

Music Composer :

Francesco De Masi

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Adventure

Production language :

Italian

Coproducer countries :

Italy, France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

1963

French release :

24/05/1963

Runtime :

1 h 22 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

27101

Visa issue date :

12/02/1963

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

CinemaScope

Posters (2)

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