New Pictures: Sep. 12, 1927

The Garden of Allah (Alice Terry, Ivan Petrovitch). When Rex Ingram went to work on Robert Hichens' novel* he seemed to be on an easy road to a masterpiece. No expense was spared to send the company into the Sahara, where they filmed a sandstorm rolling the dunes around like waves, strange natives, bowing down to weird customs, priests of Allah calling from minaret to God.

The two principals are a young Trappist (Christian) monk who burst his cell and his vows for the world and a young Englishwoman who sought the desert...

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