Love in the Desert (1929)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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An early sound film for flapper star Olive Borden, this low-budget effort from FBO featured the erstwhile "Joy Girl" as Zarah, "a beautiful Arabian" saving irrigation engineer Bob Winslow (Hugh Trevor) from being abducted by bandit leader Abdullah (Noah Beery). The latter naturally takes umbrage to this and threatens a massacre if Zarah does not return as his bride. The plucky girl does return but is rescued in the nick of time by Bob, who kills Abdullah in a climactic fistfight. A 1925 Wampas baby Star, brunette Olive Borden became one of the many victims of the sound revolution and ended her life on Los Angeles' Skid Row.

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finances, bachelor, chorus-girl, forbidden-love, kidnapping, parent, playboy, princess, rescue, rival, victim