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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

    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

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (2)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    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)

    Director