Though he’s best known today as the director of the Spanish language version of Dracula (1931), George Melford was also an actor of stage and screen whose career encompassed both the Silent and Sound Era of film. He was at height as a director in the 1920’s, where he was among the ranks of Cecil B. DeMille in Paramount’s roster of film directors; he also made his best silent movie with the studio, The Sheik. Previously released on Blu-ray by Kino, Paramount went into the vaults for this Blu-ray release, coinciding with the film’s 100th anniversary.
The Sheik (1921)
Released: 20 Nov 1921
Runtime: 86 min
Director: George Melford
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, Ruth Miller
Writer(s): Edith Maude Hull, Monte M. Katterjohn
Plot: A charming Arabian sheik becomes...