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The Garden of Allah (1927)

96 min | Drama, Romance

Father Adrien had taken the vows of eternal silence, prayer and, of course, celibacy, when he entered the Trappist Monastry of Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algeria. One day, he chopped down a tree that blocked a part of the Monastery wall, but ...See moreFather Adrien had taken the vows of eternal silence, prayer and, of course, celibacy, when he entered the Trappist Monastry of Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algeria. One day, he chopped down a tree that blocked a part of the Monastery wall, but as it fell it knocked a young girl senseless. As Father Adrien bathes her face she regains consciousness and in a mischievous mood embraces him. The embrace was seen by another monk but the Monastic discipline imposed is as nothing compared to the torturing penances of mind and body which the contrite Father Adrien has imposed upon himself. In the end it is all too much for poor Father Adrien and he abandons his vows and escapes into the desert, resuming his secular name Androvsky. On the way to the oasis of Beni-Mora he encounters Domini Enfilden who has been brought up as a Catholic. Androvsky rescues Domini from a rioting crowd and she finds herself deeply attracted to him. Written by Steve Crook See less
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Sep 2, 1927 (United States)

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12 cast members
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Alice Terry
Domini Enfilden Domini Enfilden   See fewer
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Iván Petrovich
Father Adrien Father Adrien   See fewer
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Marcel Vibert
Count Anteoni Count Anteoni   See fewer
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H.H. Wright
Lord Rens Lord Rens   See fewer
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Pâquerette
Suzanne (as Madame Paquerette) Suzanne (as Madame Paquerette)   See fewer
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Gerald Fielding
Batouch Batouch   See fewer
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Armand Dutertre
The Priest of Beni-Mora The Priest of Beni-Mora   See fewer
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Ben Sadour
The Sand Diviner The Sand Diviner   See fewer
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Michael Powell
A Tourist A Tourist   See fewer
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Alexander D'Arcy
Bit Role (uncredited) Bit Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 16 votes