The Son Of The Sheik

The Son Of The Sheik US (1926) Dir. George Fitzmaurice It’s the same old story - boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl fall out, boy whisks girl away to be his slave… okay maybe that last bit isn’t quite the norm, and definitely wouldn’t fly in 2020 (except maybe … Continue reading The Son Of The Sheik

Cobra

Cobra US (1925) Dir. Joseph Henabery No doubt your initial mentally recognition from seeing the title Cobra was the 1986 Sly Stallone action flick; disavow yourself of that notion as this silent film, which turned out to be the penultimate outing for iconic 1920’s heartthrob Rudolph Valentino, is substantially different in every way. Count Rodrigo … Continue reading Cobra

The Eagle

The Eagle US (1925) Dir. Clarence Brown Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned - especially if she is an Empress who can have your guts for garters on a whim. It is hard to believe with such a coquettish opening act that this silent romantic comic-drama of love and vengeance uses Alexander Pushkin’s … Continue reading The Eagle