MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 62,110 this week

The Green Goddess (1930)

Passed  -  Adventure  -  13 February 1930 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 167 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Alfred Green)

Writers:

(by), (screen version), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 25 titles
created 08 May 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 3141 titles
created 16 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1082 titles
created 17 Feb 2013
 
a list of 1086 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Green Goddess (1930)

The Green Goddess (1930) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Green Goddess.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Raffles (1930)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Stars: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Bramwell Fletcher
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story takes place in Milwaukee during the early 1900s with a bank clerk named August Schiller who is happy with both his job and his family. He is tasked with transporting $1,000 in ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Emil Jannings, Belle Bennett, Phyllis Haver
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Sidney Olcott
Stars: George Arliss, Alice Joyce, David Powell
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A team of international scientists and engineers attempts to build a tunnel under the ocean.

Director: Maurice Elvey
Stars: Richard Dix, Leslie Banks, Madge Evans
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

With the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, General George Washington took Colonel Hamilton with him into the newly formed government. While the main disagreements in the early days was ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Adolfi
Stars: George Arliss, Doris Kenyon, Dudley Digges
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Herbert Mason
Stars: George Arliss, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle
The Valiant (1929)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After accidentally killing the key witness to a crime, a mysterious drifter turns himself to the law, under a false name intending to protect his own family. But when the news of his ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard
Stars: Paul Muni, Marguerite Churchill, Johnny Mack Brown
Old English (1930)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An old man unethically provides an income for his two grandchildren.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, Harrington Reynolds
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A complicated adventure involving twin brothers and the Foreign Office trying to thwart the ambitions of a hostile sheikh.

Director: Herbert Mason
Stars: George Arliss, Romilly Lunge, René Ray
Skyscraper (1928)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Howard Higgin
Stars: William Boyd, Alan Hale, Sue Carol
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
The Raja
Ralph Forbes ...
Dr. Traherne
...
Major Crespin
...
Lucilla
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Watkins (as Ivan Simpson)
Reginald Sheffield ...
Lieut. Cardew (as Reggy Sheffield)
Betty Boyd ...
An Ayah
Nigel De Brulier ...
Temple Priest (as Nigel de Brulier)
David Tearle ...
High Priest
Edit

Storyline

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 execute his three half-brothers in neighboring India. His subjects believe that their Green Goddess has given them the lives of the three Brits as payment for the lives of the Rajah's brothers. They will execute them when the brothers are executed. Trahern and the Crespins must figure a way to use the Rajah's radio to call India for help. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 February 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Deusa Verde  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally released with sound on disc, sound on film was added at a later date, resulting in the left side of the image in surviving prints noticeably cropped in order to provide space on which to accommodate the soundtrack. See more »

Quotes

The Raja of Rukh: You may have noted in history dear lady that family affection is seldom the strong point of princes.
See more »

Connections

Version of Adventure in Iraq (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Funeral March of the Marionettes
(1872) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Gounod
Played on the phonograph
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Very Fine George Arliss Performance
21 January 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

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.


17 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I find this online? thewinkens
Discuss The Green Goddess (1930) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?