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The Garden of Allah (1927)

Father Adrien had taken the vows of eternal silence, prayer and, of course, celibacy, when he entered the Trappist Monastry of Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algeria. One day, he chopped down a ... See full summary »

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Father Adrien had taken the vows of eternal silence, prayer and, of course, celibacy, when he entered the Trappist Monastry of Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algeria. One day, he chopped down a tree that blocked a part of the Monastery wall, but as it fell it knocked a young girl senseless. As Father Adrien bathes her face she regains consciousness and in a mischievous mood embraces him. The embrace was seen by another monk but the Monastic discipline imposed is as nothing compared to the torturing penances of mind and body which the contrite Father Adrien has imposed upon himself. In the end it is all too much for poor Father Adrien and he abandons his vows and escapes into the desert, resuming his secular name Androvsky. On the way to the oasis of Beni-Mora he encounters Domini Enfilden who has been brought up as a Catholic. Androvsky rescues Domini from a rioting crowd and she finds herself deeply attracted to him. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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One of 12 surviving Alice Terry films

Alice Terry primarily appeared in films directed by her husband, Rex Ingram, from the time of their marriage in 1920. This sumptuous film (later remade with Marlene Dietrich in impeccable three-strip Technicolor) was her second to last silent. Turner Entertainment possesses lovely 35 mm material on it and it is hoped it will one day soon be aired on their television channel.


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