No modern movie would allow even an rapscallion of a love interest be introduced by backhanding the female lead.
The film often portrays random Berbers as man children, something that wouldn't fly with modern audiences.
White, Scottish Sean Connery...portraying a Middle Eastern man. Yeah...
Values Resonance: That said, the movie's very pointed depiction of Western imperialism and Middle Eastern politics has held up remarkably well over the years. Even today it's hard to imagine a character like Raisuli being the heroic lead of a mainstream Hollywood movie.