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
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In The Green Goddess (1930) The Raja (George Arliss) plays a recording of "Funeral March of a Marionette" on a phonograph for his British visitors, and remarks on the macabre quality of the piece. Most will recognize it as the theme of TV's Alfred Hitchcock's Presents. See more
The Raja of Rukh
You may have noted in history dear lady that family affection is seldom the strong point of princes.
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Funeral March of the Marionettes
Music by Charles Gounod
Played on the phonograph See more