A bunch of crooks team up to find and steal money from an old man and his daughter.

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Camille de Jonghe
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Eliza Mowbray
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Smiley Corbin
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Baron de Jonghe
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Dr. Shayne
Ullrich Haupt ...
Col. von Axt
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Kid Twist
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Nick the Goose
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Lucie Villars
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Prince Nicolai Poliakoff
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Col. Lautrac
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Alfred de Jonghe
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At a hotel in the middle of the Sahara Desert, an old man and his beautiful daughter try to keep the location of a hidden treasure from a collection of thieves and criminals staying at the hotel who are determined to get it. A suave gentleman thief arrives at the hotel one day with his own plan to get the loot, but complications ensue when he begins to fall for the daughter. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A GREAT STAR'S GREATER ACHIEVEMENT! Here is the Colman you knew in "CONDEMNED"... The Colman who startled you in "BULLDOG DRUMMOND"... Now giving you the thrill of a lifetime in a sensational story of sinners, sirens and strange adventure.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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28 October 1931 (USA)  »

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El paraíso del mal  »

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(Western Electric)

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1.37 : 1
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Preview screenings of the film met with very disappointing audience reviews. As a result, director George Fitzmaurice put the picture back in production and re-shot a significant amount of the scenes. It has been suggested that many of the principle crew members, including the cinematographer and screenwriters, passed their duties on to different professionals at this point. See more »

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When The Arab is going down the street on his way to tell Hunt about his inability to furnish him with a car, he is clearly being followed by a spotlight. See more »

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Kid Twist: I followed them to the mosque.
Nick the Goose: The mosque? That's a very foolish place to take a dame. You can't even sit down!
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precode Ronald Colman
8 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ronald Colman and Fay Wray star in "The Unholy Garden," a 1931 film that is darn strange.

A fugitive from justice (Colman) winds up at a hotel in the Algerian desert where all the other thieves and killers hang out. Among them is lovely Fay Wray and her blind father. Word is the old man is hiding a great deal of money, and the thieves want it. Colman manages to become their leader, but his agenda is somewhat different from theirs.

Ronald Colman is delightful as Barrington Hunt, escaped con - fast talking, debonair, and charming. Wray is beautiful as the vulnerable, despairing Camille de Jonghe, who feels that her life will never change.

The atmosphere is marvelous - one really feels like they're in an Algerian hotel where danger lurks. Worth seeing for Colman and Wray.


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