The Desert Sheik

The Desert Sheik is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Tom Terriss and starring Wanda Hawley, Nigel Barrie and Pedro de Cordoba.[1] British star Stewart Rome also appears in a supporting role. The story is inspired by the 1898 novel The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Desert Sheik
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Directed byTom Terriss
Produced byA.C. Bromhead
Written byArthur Hoerl
Alicia Ramsey
StarringWanda Hawley
Nigel Barrie
Pedro de Cordoba
Edited byArthur Hoerl
A.C. Bromhead Productions
Truart Film Corporation
Distributed byFilm Booking Offices of America
Release date
July 21, 1924
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


An American woman in Egypt falls in love with a major in the British Army. While on a trip through the desert they are attacked by Bedouins, and the woman captured. British troops stage a rescue mission.



  1. ^ Munden p.180


  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.

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