The Garden of Allah
The Garden of Allah (1936)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 15, 1936
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

Just another contract-player time-killer.

Marc Mohan

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The stars talk gibberish in this romantic melodrama as if they have sand in their mouth.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Lacks a fresh point of view and its people lack individuality.

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Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

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.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Exotic romance in early three-strip Technicolor with great stars.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

It's familiar stuff if you've sampled the vast body of work devoted to LA-dammerung.

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jay nixon
Heavy duty dramatics in beautiful color.