The Green Goddess (1930)

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An airplane carrying three Brits--Major Crespin, his wife Lucille, and Dr. Trahern--crash lands in the kingdom of Rukh. The Rajah holds them prisoner because the British are about to ... See full summary »


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  • George Arliss in The Green Goddess (1930)
  • George Arliss, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce, and H.B. Warner in The Green Goddess (1930)
  • George Arliss in The Green Goddess (1930)
  • George Arliss, Nigel De Brulier, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce, and H.B. Warner in The Green Goddess (1930)
  • Nigel De Brulier, Ralph Forbes, and H.B. Warner in The Green Goddess (1930)

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21 January 2000 | Ron Oliver
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| A Very Fine George Arliss Performance
A small plane is forced down somewhere near the Himalayas. On board are an English major, his young wife and their doctor friend. The plane lands in the tiny Princedom of Rukh, ostensibly under the British Viceroy, but actually ruled by a curiously deranged old Raja. The three visitors find themselves at the mercy of the Raja and are caught up in his lustful plots & plans.

This very early talkie is an interesting little curio and still fun to watch. George Arliss is a fascinatingly sardonic Raja. His every word & gesture entertain the imagination. Mr. Arliss was a very important & distinguished English actor working in Hollywood in the 1930's, although now he's sadly neglected. This was his first talkie - (but was released after DISRAELI). All of his Warner Brothers movies are very entertaining, if you can find them.

In the supporting cast are Ralph Forbes as the heroic doctor; H.B. Warner & Alice Joyce as the callous Major & his estranged wife; gaunt Nigel de Brulier as a suspicious temple priest; and Ivan Simpson as the Raja's wicked butler.

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