SHEIK STEPS OUT, THE (1937)
SHEIK STEPS OUT, THE (1937)
Product Code: SHEIKSTEPSOUT1937
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Ramon Navarro, the original "Ben-Hur" and one of the biggest movie stars of the 1920s and 30s, spoofs his long-time rival Rudolph Valentino in this lost comedy gem. Spoiled New York socialite Phyllis Murdock travels to Arabia to buy a horse from the enigmatic Sheik Ahmed. After she mistakes the Sheik for a peasant tour guide, Ahmed kidnaps the pretty heiress to teach her a lesson. But when the mismatched pair are captured for real by a band of bloodthirsty zealots, Phyllis discovers the Sheik's deception. Narrowly escaping, they now must traverse the sweltering Sahara to get back to civilization. With her life of luxury half a world away, Phyllis finds herself inexplicably falling in love with the mysterious Sheik. The Sheik Steps Out was meant as a comeback feature for romantic leading man Ramon Navarro. After causing a sensation with his revealing costumes in the original Ben-Hur (1925), MGM heavily promoted the Mexican actor as the original "Latin Lover" in films such as The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927), Mata Hari (1931) and The Barbarian (1933). His fortunes took a downturn when MGM failed to renew his contract in 1935, leading Navarro to take a chance with “B” studio Republic Pictures. Unfortunately, The Sheik Steps Out did not perform to expectations, and afterwards Navarro only worked sporadically until his tragic death in 1968.

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