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The Green Goddess
Director: Sidney Olcott (Dir)
Release Date:   16 Sep 1923
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Cast: George Arliss  (Rajah of Rukh)
  Alice Joyce  (Lucilla Crespin)
  David Powell  (Dr. Traherne)
 

Summary: Fleeing a threatened Hindu uprising, Major Crespin and his wife, accompanied by Dr. Traherne, travel by airplane to a distant settlement. The Rajah of Rukh makes them his prisoner-guests when the airplane crashes in his kingdom. He informs the three that they will be killed in retaliation for the approaching execution by the British of his three brothers. Crespin and Traherne bribe the butler to send an appeal for help over the wireless, but he betrays them and loses his life. Crespin gets the message through before the rajah shoots him. British aviators arrive in time to save Traherne and Mrs. Crespin. 

Distribution Company: Goldwyn-Cosmopolitan Distributing Corp.
Production Company: Distinctive Productions
Director: Sidney Olcott (Dir)
Writer: Forrest Halsey (Adpt)

Subject Major: Airplane accidents
  Brothers
  Butlers
  Great Britain. Army
  Hindus
  Hostages
  India
  Radios
  Royalty

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