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The Garden of Allah (1916 film)

The Garden of Allah
Poster for the film
Directed byColin Campbell
Written byGilson Willets
Based onThe Garden of Allah
by Robert Hichens
Produced byWilliam Nicholas Selig
Distributed byV-L-S-E
Release date
December 25, 1916
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States
Scene from the film.

The Garden of Allah is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Colin Campbell and starring Helen Ware, Tom Santschi and Eugenie Besserer.[1] It is based on the 1904 novel of the same title by Robert Smythe Hichens, adapted a number of times including a 1937 sound film starring Marlene Dietrich. Location shooting took place in the Mojave Desert.


A print of the film survives in the George Eastman Museum.[2]



  1. ^ Bernstein & Studlar p.100
  2. ^ "The Garden of Allah". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Library of Congress. Retrieved September 10, 2021.


  • Matthew Bernstein & Gaylyn Studlar. Visions of the East: Orientalism in Film. Rutgers University Press, 1997.

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