The Garden of Allah

The Garden of Allah

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Overview

The Garden of Allah

Marlene Dietrich stars as the noble Domini Enfilden in this third film version of Robert Hichens' 1904 novel. After caring for her dying father, Domini is told by her Mother Superior (Lucille Watson) that she should go to the Algerian desert to rest and seek sanctuary. On her way to the town of Beni-Mora, Domini meets the ill-tempered and mysterious Boris Androvsky (Charles Boyer), a Trappist monk who has forsaken his vows and also seeks the Algerian desert for salvation. Domini is attracted to this moody monk, but continues on. Her desert guide, Batouch (Joseph Schildkraut), takes Domini to a cabaret, where a riot breaks out during a production number. Boris re-appears to rescue her from the trashed club. Domini and Boris fall in love, marry, and travel to the desert for their honeymoon. There the newlyweds encounter a unit of the French Foreign Legion, whose commander, De Trevignac (Alan Marshal), holds a secret to Boris's past.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2004
UPC: 0883904129677
Original Release: 1936
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlene Dietrich Domini Enfilden
Charles Boyer Boris Androvsky
Basil Rathbone Count Anteoni
C. Aubrey Smith Father Roubier
Tilly Losch Irena
Joseph Schildkraut Batouch
John Carradine Sand diviner
Alan Marshal De Trevignac
Lucile Watson Mother Superior
Eric Alden Anteoni's Lieutenant
Marcel dela Brosse Actor
Jane Kerr Ouled Nails Madam
Henry Kleinbach Actor
Louis Mercier Actor
Adrian Rosley Mustapha
Dave Scott Larby
Bob Stevenson De Trevignac's Patrol
Corky the Dog Bous-Bous
Harlan Briggs American tourist
John Bryan Brother Gregory
Nigel de Brulier The Lector
Pedro de Cordoba Gardener
Barry Downing Little Boris
Helen Jerome Eddy A Nun
Irene Franklin Wife
Robert W. Frazer Smain
Ann Gillis Convent girl
Ferdinand Gottschalk Hotel clerk
Betty Jane Graham Convent girl
Bonita Granville Convent girl
Edna M. Harris Oasis girl
Marcia Mae Jones Convent girl
Leonid Kinskey Voluble Arab
Michael Mark Coachman
Russell Powell Ouled Nails Proprietor

Technical Credits
Richard Boleslawski Director
Edward Boyle Art Director
Sturges Carne Art Director
Jack Cosgrove Special Effects
Ernest Dryden Costumes/Costume Designer
W. Howard Greene Cinematographer
Lansing C. Holden Production Designer
Hal Kern Editor
W.P. Lipscomb Screenwriter
Lynn Riggs Screenwriter
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
David O. Selznick Producer
Max Steiner Score Composer
Anson Stevenson Editor
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
A. Earl Wolcott Special Effects

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