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.
A Brethless Battle Against Smiling Lust and an Ancient Hate (Print Ad-Sunday Star, ((Washington, DC)) 30 March 1930)
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Did You Know?
Green Goddess salad dressing is named for its tint. The most accepted theory regarding its origins points to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in 1923, when the hotel's executive chef Philip Roemer wanted something to pay tribute to George Arliss
and his hit play, "The Green Goddess". He concocted this dressing, which, like the play, became a hit. It contained anchovies, scallions, parsley, tarragon, mayonnaise, tarragon vinegar and chives, and is a variation of a dressing originated in France by a chef to Louis XIII who made a sauce au vert (green sauce) which was traditionally served with "green eel". See more
The Raja of Rukh
Again, forgive the vulgarism, my goose is cooked.
Warner Brothers also released this film in a silent version in 1930, for which Julien Josephson reportedly also wrote the titles. See more
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Funeral March of the Marionettes
Music by Charles Gounod
Played on the phonograph See more