The Garden of Allah is a 1927 American silent romantic drama film directed by Rex Ingram, his final film for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film stars Ingram’s wife, actress Alice Terry and Iván Petrovich. It is the second version of the Robert Hichens 1904 British novel of the same name, which had been filmed by the Selig Polyscope Company in 1916 with Helen Ware and would be filmed again in 1936 with Marlene Dietrich and Charles Boyer.
|The Garden of Allah|
|Directed by||Rex Ingram|
|Written by||Willis Goldbeck (scenario)|
Martin Brown (titles)
|Based on||The Garden of Allah|
by Robert S. Hichens
|Produced by||Rex Ingram|
|Edited by||Arthur Ellis|
|Music by||William Axt|
|Box office||$634,450 (USA Gross Total)|
An incomplete print of The Garden of Allah still exists and is preserved at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists film archive.
Father Adrien (Iván Petrovich), a monk at the Trappist monastery of Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algeria, abandons his vows and escapes to the desert, where he meets and rescues Domini (Alice Terry).
- Alice Terry as Domini Enfilden
- Iván Petrovich as Father Adrien
- Marcel Vibert as Count Anteoni
- H.H. Wright as Lord Rens
- Pâquerette as Suzanne (Credited as Madame Paquerette)
- Gerald Fielding as Batouch
- Armand Dutertre as The Priest of Beni-Mora
- Ben Sadour as The Sand Diviner
- Claude Fielding as Hadj
- Rehba Bent Salah as Ayesha
- Michael Powell as A Tourist
- Teo, Hsu-Ming Teo (2012). Desert Passions: Orientalism and Romance Novels. University of Texas Press. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-292-73940-6.
- "Garden of Allah (1927)". silentera.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
- American Film Institute (1997). Munden White, Kenneth (ed.). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press. p. 281. ISBN 0-520-20969-9.
- The Garden of Allah at IMDb
- The Garden of Allah at AllMovie
- The Garden of Allah at the TCM Movie Database
- The Garden of Allah at the American Film Institute Catalog