The Garden of Allah
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Marlene Dietrich stars as the noble Domini Enfilden in this third film version of Robert Hichens' 1904 novel. After caring for her dying father, Domini is told by her Mother Superior (Lucille Watson) that she should go to the Algerian desert to rest and seek sanctuary. On her way to the town of Beni-Mora, Domini meets the ill-tempered and mysterious Boris Androvsky (Charles Boyer), a Trappist monk who has forsaken his vows and also seeks the Algerian desert for salvation. Domini is attracted to this moody monk, but continues on. Her desert guide, Batouch (Joseph Schildkraut), takes Domini… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Just another contract-player time-killer."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"More a collection of character vignettes than a full-blown story, Garden Party nonetheless shows as much promise for its makers as it gives to its characters."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"The stars talk gibberish in this romantic melodrama as if they have sand in their mouth."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Lacks a fresh point of view and its people lack individuality."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Nothing new in writer-director Jason Freeland's Garden Party, then, nor anything particularly insightful about the mercenary business of getting by and ahead out here."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"Exotic romance in early three-strip Technicolor with great stars."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Starring Dietrich and Charles Boyer, this disappointing third version of the popular 1904 novel, is mostly known for its use of three-color Technicolor, which won an Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It's familiar stuff if you've sampled the vast body of work devoted to LA-dammerung."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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