An airplane carrying three Brits--Major Crespin, his wife Lucille, and Dr. Trahern--crash lands in the kingdom of Rukh. The Rajah holds them prisoner because the British are about to execute his three half-brothers in neighboring India. His subjects believe that their Green Goddess has given them the lives of the three Brits as payment for the lives of the Rajah's brothers. They will execute them when the brothers are executed. Trahern and the Crespins must figure a way to use the Rajah's radio to call India for help.
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Originally released with sound on disc, sound on film was added at a later date, resulting in the left side of the image in surviving prints noticeably cropped in order to provide space on which to accommodate the soundtrack. See more
The Raja of Rukh
[to Major Crespin
What can you promise that would be worth a brass farthing to me? No, Asia has a long score against you swaggering lords of creation, and by all the gods, I mean to see some of it paid tomorrow!
Warner Brothers also released this film in a silent version in 1930, for which Julien Josephson reportedly also wrote the titles. See more
Version of The Green Goddess
Funeral March of the Marionettes
Music by Charles Gounod
Played on the phonograph See more