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The Desert Song is a 1929 American Pre-Code operetta film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring John Boles, Louise Fazenda, and Myrna Loy.

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The Red Shadow
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Margot
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Susan
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Benny Kidd
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Gen. Bierbeau
Jack Pratt ...
Pasha
Roberto E. Guzmán ...
Sid El Kar
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Hasse
Marie Wells ...
Clementina
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Capt. Fontaine
Del Elliott ...
Rebel
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Azuri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lester Cole
Peggy Dale

Directed by

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Roy Del Ruth

Written by

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Harvey Gates ... (screenplay)
 
Oscar Hammerstein II ... (play)
 
Otto A. Harbach ... (play)
 
Frank Mandel ... (play)
 
Laurence Schwab ... (play)

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Barney McGill

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Ralph Dawson

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Earl Luick

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George Groves ... sound recording engineer (as George R. Groves)

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Ernest Grooney ... musical director
Sigmund Romberg ... music by

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Taglines Warner Brothers' spectacular SINGING success See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le chant du désert (France)
  • El canto del desierto (Spain)
  • Erämaan laulu (Finland)
  • Il canto del deserto (Italy)
  • Den hvide Sheik (Denmark)
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  • 123 min
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Budget $354,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,001,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia 306 feet of 2-strip Technicolor footage, depicting the Red Shadow and his Arab horsemen riding across windswept sand dunes, opened the film in 1929, but now only survives in B&W. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (2008). See more »

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