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.
Arliss as an Indian Rajah. The polish of an English gentleman, the heart of a monster, tortures his victims because of the love he desired to impose on a white woman! (Print Ad- Newark Sunday Call, ((Newark, NJ)) 15 September 1929)
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Footage of the airplane in flight appears edited into short clips to avoid showing obvious roads on the ground. See more
[after he inadvertently sat on one of their sacred stones
How on earth was *I* to know these poor fools worship a block of stone! Good Lord!
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 Adventure in Iraq
Funeral March of the Marionettes
Music by Charles Gounod
Played on the phonograph See more