Kerim, Son of the Sheik / Il figlio dello sceicco (1962)

2.5 out of 5

Kerim, Son of the Sheik tries so hard to be an epic but it is such a disinterested affair. There is very little in the way of story and the film consists mostly of footage of men on horseback racing through the desert. The dramatic musical cues eventually become annoying after they are repeated for the nth time but there is nothing else to really dislike here. There isn't much to recommend about it all either. It's all little more than run-of-the-mill matinee fare. Gordon Scott stars.

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