5.9/10
174
12 user 2 critic

The Unholy Garden (1931)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thunderbolt (1929)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl. ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen
Black Moon (1934)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young girl who lives on a tropical island loses her parents to a voodoo sacrifice, but although she manages to escape the island, a curse is put on her. Years later, as an adult, she ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Jack Holt, Fay Wray, Dorothy Burgess
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After graduation from Hampden University, Bill "Lightning" Graham, a football star, and Ann Carver, who just passed her bar exam, marry. Instead of pursuing a career in law, Ann takes on ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Fay Wray, Gene Raymond, Claire Dodd
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Middle-aged dentist Biff Grimes reminisces about his unrequited love for beautiful Virginia Brush and her husband Hugo, his ex-friend, who betrayed him.

Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Frances Fuller
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ...

Director: Maurice Elvey
Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Victor Varconi plays a charming Mexican bandit gets involved in several conflicting paradoxical relations, including an alliance with a crooked rival bandit and a beautiful daughter of the governor.

Director: Alan Crosland
Stars: Fay Wray, Victor Varconi, Charles Judels
Wildcat Bus (1940)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A small bus company run by a father/daughter team comes under attack by a group of "wildcatters" who want to put the company out of business so they can take over the profitable Los Angeles-to-San Francisco route.

Director: Frank Woodruff
Stars: Fay Wray, Charles Lang, Paul Guilfoyle
Tiger Shark (1932)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Mike is a great tuna fisherman though he lost a hand to a shark years earlier saving Pipes Boley. Now Mike is happily married to Quita and doesn't notice that Pipes and Quita are falling ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Richard Arlen, Zita Johann
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dorothy Hunter is an heiress of untold wealth. She believes no one will love her for herself and not for her money, so she pretends to be her secretary Sylvia while Sylvia pretends to be ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Fay Wray
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

While hospitalized young Billy meets his silent movie idol Tim Bart but then the talkies came, destroying Bart's career. Now Bart must convince his young friend he is still a star.

Director: Harry Lachman
Stars: Richard Dix, Fay Wray, Victor Kilian
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Camille de Jonghe
...
Eliza Mowbray
...
Smiley Corbin
...
Baron de Jonghe
...
Dr. Shayne
Ullrich Haupt ...
Col. von Axt
...
Kid Twist
...
Nick the Goose
Lucille La Verne ...
Lucie Villars
...
Prince Nicolai Poliakoff
Henry Kolker ...
Col. Lautrac
Charles Hill Mailes ...
Alfred de Jonghe
Wilhelm von Brincken ...
Undetermined Supporting Role (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 October 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El paraíso del mal  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was generally well received, both critically and commercially. See more »

Goofs

When Hunt goes back to the group after reciting poetry to Camille at the mosque, he closes the door twice. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Better Than Average Yarn
16 September 2014 | by (Virginia, U.S.) – See all my reviews

Setting aside all the implausible elements in the story, it's a pretty good, briskly told yarn, made exciting by the way the plot actually becomes more complicated as the film careens wildly to its conclusion. So it's easy to watch, first of all, this garden of unholy criminals in the middle of nowhere working through their mutually broken honor among thieves. Pre-code, you'll find only the hint of a bosom flashing from a very minor female character. Otherwise the sexual innuendos are largely verbal. Like another reviewer, I too appreciated the hotel-in-the-desert ambiance and its effervescent symbolism. And the strangely obsequious Arab natives flitting about never intrude upon the Westerners. Meanwhile Ronald Colman and ever-pleasantly baby-fatty Fay Wray may not be the last word in chemistry, but they do get the job done nicely.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Unholy Garden (1931) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?