An architect travels to the remote city of Eschnapur to oversee some work being done at the bequest of the local Maharajah. Along the way the architect meets and falls in love with a beautiful temple-dancer. The Maharajah also loves this dancer and plans to marry her despite fierce opposition from factions within his own court. The dancer responds to the architect's advances and they flee from Eschnapur but are captured by the Maharajah's soldiers. To save the architect's life, the dancer agrees to marry the Maharajah. This sparks a revolt which is eventually put down. The sadder but wiser Maharajah then allows the architect and the dancer to leave his domain. Written by
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A Wondrous Adventure Into a Mysterious Barbaric Land Lost Forever in Time!
October 1960 (USA)
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Also Known As:
A Jornada para a Cidade Perdida
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(Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
This film, co-produced by Criterion, was the first film Fritz Lang
had made for a German company since he fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s. See more
I want you out of Eschnapur before the sun sets tomorrow. May the wind wipe out every trace of your footsteps, as your treachery has my friendship.
Edited from Tiger of Bengal