|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|
|Starring|| Alice Terry |
|Edited by||Arthur Ellis|
|Music by|| William Axt |
|Languages|| Silent |
|Box office||$634,450 (USA Gross Total)|
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.
An incomplete print of The Garden of Allah still exists and is preserved at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists film archive.
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