‘The Sheik’ premieres in Los Angeles 90 years ago tonight (1921)

(Sunday, October 30, 1921)The Sheik, a silent movie directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, and Adolphe Menjou, premiered tonight in Los Angeles. It was based on the bestselling romance novel “The Sheik” by Edith Maude Hull.

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