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The Sheik’s Physique
(192?) American
B&W : [?] Split-reel?
Directed by (unknown)

Cast: Rudolph Valentino [himself]

Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was likely part of a compilation split-reel. [?] The film was likely shot in 1925 because of RV’s long sideburns from The Eagle (1925), and the fact that he is not wearing Natacha Rambova’s ‘slave’ bracelet.

Drama.

Synopsis: Rudolph Valentino drives his automobile to the beach and changes into a swimming suit to spend a leisurely afternoon relaxing. Having fallen asleep, he awakens to discover that he is late for an undefined appointment, realizes that his car is gone, and that he must hitch a ride back into town.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Listing updated: 11 March 2010.

References: Film viewing : Bondanella-Hollywood p. 135 : with additional information provided by Lucie Dutton.

Home video: DVD.

 
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