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      The Green Goddess

      Released Feb 13, 1930 1h 13m Adventure List
      Reviews 42% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A plane carrying British Maj. Crespin (H.B. Warner), his wife Lucilla (Alice Joyce) and Dr. Traherene (Ralph Forbes) crash-lands in the small Near East nation of Rukh. There, the rajah (George Arliss), whose three brothers are about to be executed by British forces, informs them that they will be killed in retaliation -- but then finds himself attracted to Lucilla. She refuses the rajah's advances, but distracts him so that Crespin and Traherene can get to the telegraph machine to summon aid. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The hammy George Arliss also starred in the 1923 silent version of The Green Goddess. Rated: B Feb 20, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Geisiane O Como um o destino é intrigante, um pouso forçado pode trazer e mudar vidas ! Muito bom! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/23/23 Full Review Louisa E This was so painful. I watched the silent version, which might not be fair to George Arliss, but here are my thoughts. The plot is ok, but the pace is very slow. It is the acting that makes the movie so painful. It is terrible. The raj doesn't look even a hint Indian, and the character felt so inauthentic. I felt racially uncomfortable the whole way through. I got so bored watching this and couldn't wait for it to be over. The plane crash scene was laughable. The worst movie I've seen in a while. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 05/08/23 Full Review Audience Member An ok film that has some entertainment value. George Arliss is the best thing about the film (even though you would never believe him to be Indian) due to his entertainment value at playing the menacing Raja. What I liked about the film is that you don't know who is going to survive and escape from the Raja. However, the rest of the casts acting is not good and the sound quality is quite bad as well. Arliss was nominated for his role as the Raja but lost to himself for playing Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli which I think was a better performance in a better film. I also note that both of Arliss's performances were better than Tibbett's Oscar-nominated performance in (what's left of) The Rogue Song, the only Best Actor nominee I have seen from that year. Overall, a mildly intriguing film due to film history but also due to Arliss's performance and an interesting plot, everything else is lacklustre. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member I was disappointed. George Arliss is the scheming Raja who manages to capitalize on an airplane crash that delivers three British citizens into his hands just as the fate of his three siblings is about to be settled in neighboring India. His subjects believe that it was the hand of the benevolent Green Goddess who has delivered this opportunity for retribution to their Raja, so the three begin to look doomed, unless they can use the radio to summon help. It's a stage bound presentation and Arliss, usually good, is off form. The production is basic in limiting aspirations of director Alfred Green. The film is just all a bit flat for what seems like a long 75 minutes and ends in a let down. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review steve d Far too over the top for me. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Matching wits with a paradoxical Rajah and his murderous people in this adventure three survivors are rescued ,not suspecting the terrible fate awaiting them. Solid performances by the entire cast and still watchable . Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A plane carrying British Maj. Crespin (H.B. Warner), his wife Lucilla (Alice Joyce) and Dr. Traherene (Ralph Forbes) crash-lands in the small Near East nation of Rukh. There, the rajah (George Arliss), whose three brothers are about to be executed by British forces, informs them that they will be killed in retaliation -- but then finds himself attracted to Lucilla. She refuses the rajah's advances, but distracts him so that Crespin and Traherene can get to the telegraph machine to summon aid.
      Director
      Alfred E. Green
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 13, 1930, Original
      Runtime
      1h 13m