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Writers:
Robert Hichens (novel)
W.P. Lipscomb (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
19 November 1936 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
BEWITCHED BY THE DESERT MOON... in a secret paradise of love! See more »
Plot:
The star-crossed desert romance of a cloistered woman and a renegade monk. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win See more »
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(6 articles)
User Reviews:
Dietrich and Boyer in Technicolor heaven... See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marlene Dietrich ... Domini Enfilden

Charles Boyer ... Boris Androvsky
Tilly Losch ... Irena

Basil Rathbone ... Count Ferdinand Anteoni

C. Aubrey Smith ... Father J. Roubier

Joseph Schildkraut ... Batouch

John Carradine ... Sand Diviner
Alan Marshal ... Capt. De Trevignac
Lucile Watson ... Mother Superior Josephine

Henry Brandon ... Hadj
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Alden ... Anteoni's Lieutenant (uncredited)
Louis Aldez ... Blind Singer (uncredited)
Harlan Briggs ... American Tourist in Hotel (uncredited)
John Bryan ... Brother Gregory (uncredited)
Ann Bupp ... Girl (uncredited)
Pedro de Cordoba ... Gardener (uncredited)
Corky ... Bous-Bous the Dog (uncredited)
Nigel De Brulier ... Lector at Monastery (uncredited)
Marcel De la Brosse ... Member of De Trevignac's Patrol (uncredited)
Barry Downing ... Little Boris (uncredited)

Helen Jerome Eddy ... Nun (uncredited)
Irene Franklin ... American Tourist's Wife (uncredited)
Robert Frazer ... Smain (uncredited)
John George ... Waiter (uncredited)
Ann Gillis ... Convent Girl #2 (uncredited)
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Betty Jane Graham ... Convent Girl (uncredited)

Bonita Granville ... Convent Girl (uncredited)
Edna Mae Harris ... Oasis Girl (uncredited)
Marcia Mae Jones ... Convent Girl #1 (uncredited)
Jane Kerr ... Ouled Nails Madam (uncredited)
Leonid Kinskey ... Voluble Arab (uncredited)
Rosalie Lincoln ... Dancing Oasis girl (uncredited)
Mary MacLaren ... Nun (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Coachman (uncredited)
Andrew McKenna ... Mueddin (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Member of De Trevignac's Patrol (uncredited)
Russ Powell ... Proprietor (uncredited)
Frank Puglia ... Man (uncredited)
Maria Riva ... Young Girl Sewing (uncredited)
Adrian Rosley ... Mustapha (uncredited)

Marion Sayers ... Oasis Girl (uncredited)
David Scott ... Larby (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Member of De Trevignac's Patrol (uncredited)
Frances Turham ... Oasis Girl (uncredited)
Betty Van Auken ... Oasis Girl (uncredited)
Charles Waldron ... Abbe of Monastery (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Boleslawski 
 
Writing credits
Robert Hichens (novel)

W.P. Lipscomb (screenplay) and
Lynn Riggs (screenplay)

Willis Goldbeck  contributor to treatment (uncredited)

Produced by
David O. Selznick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
W. Howard Greene (uncredited)
Virgil Miller (director of photography) (uncredited)
Harold Rosson (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Hal C. Kern 
Anson Stevenson (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Sturges Carne (settings)
Lyle R. Wheeler (settings) (as Lyle Wheeler)
Edward G. Boyle (settings) (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Ernest Dryden 
 
Makeup Department
Sam Kaufman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nellie Manley .... hair stylist: Marlene Dietrich (uncredited)
 
Production Management
F.E. 'Johnny' Johnston .... location manager (uncredited)
Robert Ross .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Stacey .... assistant director
Otto Brower .... second unit director (uncredited)
Chauncy Pyle .... assistant director (uncredited)
John Waters .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Lansing C. Holden .... color designer
Irving W. Sindler .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Earl A. Wolcott .... sound recordist (as Earl Wolcott)
T.A. Carman .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jack Cosgrove .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Clarence Slifer .... special effects cinematographer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
W. Howard Greene .... photographer
Robert Carney .... associate photographer (uncredited)
Wilfred M. Cline .... associate photographer (uncredited)
Nelson Cordes .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Don Dickey .... grip (uncredited)
Frank Leavitt .... grip (uncredited)
Oran McPherson .... electrician (uncredited)
Morris Rosen .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Bowman .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Jeannette Couget .... costume maker (uncredited)
 
Music Department
R.H. Bassett .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Max Steiner .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Willis Goldbeck .... assistant to producer
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color supervisor
Harold Rosson .... photographic advisor
Corynn Kiehl .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Joshua Logan .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
79 min | West Germany:75 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity System)

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Trivia:
In his biography: In and Out Of Characters, Basil Rathbone reports that during the shooting of this film, he had a severe argument with the Producer David O Selznick, because the mogul wanted to insert a scene not written on the screenplay, a scene that would have reduce the importance of Rathbone's character. Rathbone eventually inclined himself in front of the mogul who swore that Rathbone would never work for him again. That's what happened.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: As the abbot and the major are walking down the hall, the shadow of the boom microphone keeps pace with them on the lower left.See more »
Quotes:
Count Anteoni:A man who fears to acknowledge his god, is unwise to set foot in the desert. The Arabs have a saying, Madame, the desert is the Garden of Allah.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Wedding MarchSee more »

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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Dietrich and Boyer in Technicolor heaven..., 3 October 2006
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Early Technicolor, subdued and with shadows playing over the wide stretches of sand and silk (Dietrich's wide array of costumes), is the real star of this desert opus that should fascinate any student of cinematography interested in exploring David O. Selznick's use of color a few years before GONE WITH THE WIND.

MARLENE DIETRICH strikes some awesome poses and looks stunning in all of her close-ups and CHARLES BOYER is a suitably romantic figure as he copes with a secret unknown to her--he's a man hiding his past as a monk. She's searching for true love after a girlhood devoted to her sick father and Boyer seems to be the living embodiment of her ideal.

It's all so unreal and yet it's hard to turn away from the gorgeous colors and not be drawn into the story. When things get too dull, there's always Basil Rathbone, Joseph Schildkraut and C. Aubrey Smith in the supporting cast to bring some added color to the tale.

It's Technicolor heaven for Dietrich's fans and to top it all there's a nice Max Steiner score in the background. None of it can be taken seriously but it has its compensations from a visual standpoint.

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