The Garden of Allah (1936)

The Garden of Allah (1936)

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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.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Romance
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Studio:
United Artists

Cast

Marlene Dietrich
as Domini Enfilden
Charles Boyer
as Boris Androvsky
Basil Rathbone
as Count Ferdinand Anteoni
C. Aubrey Smith
as Father Roubier
Tilly Losch
as Irena
John Carradine
as Sand diviner
Alan Marshal
as De Trevignac
Lucile Watson
as Mother Superior
Charles Waldron
as The Abbe
John Bryan
as Brother Gregory
Nigel De Brulier
as The Lector
Pedro de Cordoba
as Gardener
Ferdinand Gottschalk
as Hotel clerk
Dave Scott
as Larby
Adrian Rosley
as Mustapha
Corky the Dog
as Bous-Bous
David Scott
as Larby
Andrew McKenna
as Mueddin
Bonita Granville
as Children in Convent
Marcia Mae Jones
as Children in Convent
Betty Jane Graham
as Children in Convent
Ann Gillis
as Children in Convent
Marian Sayers
as Oasis Girl
Betty Van Auken
as Oasis Girl
Edna M. Harris
as Oasis girl
Frances Turnham
as Oasis Girl
Leonid Kinskey
as Voluble Arab
Louis Aldez
as Blind Singer
Barry Downing
as Little Boris
Edna M. Harris
as Oasis girl
Jane Kerr
as Ouled Nails Madam
Russ Powell
as Ouled Nails Proprietor
Eric Alden
as Anteoni's Lieutenant
Russell Powell
as Ouled Nails Proprietor
Michael Mark
as Coachman
Harlan Briggs
as American tourist
Louis Mercier
as De Trevignac's Patrol
Marcel de la Brosse
as De Trevignac's Patrol
Bob Stevenson
as De Trevignac's Patrol
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Critic Reviews for The Garden of Allah

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Just another contract-player time-killer.

July 11, 2008
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Lacks a fresh point of view and its people lack individuality.

Full Review… | July 11, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | August 7, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Starring Dietrich and Charles Boyer, this disappointing third version of the popular 1904 novel, is mostly known for its use of three-color Technicolor, which won an Oscar.

Full Review… | July 6, 2012
EmanuelLevy.Com

More a collection of character vignettes than a full-blown story, Garden Party nonetheless shows as much promise for its makers as it gives to its characters.

Full Review… | July 11, 2008
Oregonian

Audience Reviews for The Garden of Allah

½

Heavy duty dramatics in beautiful color.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Starring Dietrich and Charles Boyer, this disappointing third version of the popular 1904 novel, is mostly known for its use of three-color Technicolor, which won an Oscar.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

5.5/10. Tecnically it is a tremendous film, especially the cinematography. The color is excellent and it has a moving score. Great costumes. But the writing and story are very hokey, at times quite bad. But the presence of Marlene Dietrich and Charles Boyer help tremendously.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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