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William Archer (by)
Julien Josephson (screen version)
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Release Date:
13 February 1930 (USA) See more »
An airplane carrying three Brits--Major Crespin, his wife Lucille, and Dr. Trahern--crash lands in the kingdom of Rukh... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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An entertainingly exotic mixture of drama, comedy and melodrama. See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Arliss ... The Raja

Ralph Forbes ... Dr. Traherne

H.B. Warner ... Major Crespin

Alice Joyce ... 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

Directed by
Alfred E. Green  (as Alfred Green)
Writing credits
William Archer (by)

Julien Josephson (screen version)

Maude T. Howell  screen version (uncredited)

Cinematography by
James Van Trees (photography)
Film Editing by
James Gibbon (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Earl Luick (uncredited)
Sound Department
Joseph I. Kane .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Ivano .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Music Department
Louis Silvers .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
Cecil Copping .... composer: title music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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73 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Vitaphone)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday Afternoon 20 April 1958 on KTVU's Memory Theatre, which broadcast on Channel 2 from across the Bay in Oakland CA.See more »
The Raja of Rukh:You may have noted in history dear lady that family affection is seldom the strong point of princes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Naughty Twenties (1951)See more »
Funeral March of the MarionettesSee more »


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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
An entertainingly exotic mixture of drama, comedy and melodrama., 12 June 2001
Author: rastar-1 (George Aachen <>) from Sydney, Australia

Although it doesn't start too promisingly, interest rises dramatically once Arliss enters the picture. With his sly, cunning portrait of a well-mannered but vicious despot, Arliss easily out-acts every other member of the cast, though Ivan Simpson enjoys some splendid moments as his dressed-to-the-nines flunky.

The direction, alas, is dull and static.

Production values, laced with obvious footage from Arliss' 1923 version, appear surprisingly meager.

Nonetheless, Arliss is such a skilfully charismatic lead, it would be a shame to miss his fascinating interpretation.

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