Cinema: The Garden of Allah

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Color will be the cinema's prime problem for 1937. Last week the country's biggest cinemansion, New York's Radio City Music Hall, exhibited the best answer to the problem that Hollywood has made in 1936. It was The Garden of Allah, third cinema version of Robert Hichens' 1907 best seller, produced by Selznick International Pictures, Inc. in six months for $2,200,000. In full color, against a blazing background of North African (Arizona) and, The Garden of Allah, directed by Richard Boleslawski, exhibits Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer and an imposing supporting...

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