Old Loves and New (1926)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Betrayed by his wife and disillusioned by the world in general, British nobleman Lord Gervas Carew heads to Algeria, there to tend to the needs of the impoverished Arab natives. As Carew's humanity and selflessness gives him a new lease on life -- as well as a new nickname, "The White Man of the Desert" -- his treacherous wife Lady Eleanor (Katherine MacDonald) gets her comeuppance in a fittingly humiliating fashion. Her fate is kinder than the one afforded her illicit lover Lord Gerardine (Walter Pidgeon), who ends up being trampled to death. Carew's good deeds are rewarded in an unexpected manner when he is reunited with his childhood sweetheart Marny (Barbara Bedford) -- who happens to be the widow of the unfortunate Lord Gerardine. The title of this one should have been "What Comes Around Goes Around" (even though it was based on The Desert Healer by E. M. Hull, the author of The Sheik).



Arab, elephant, extramarital-affair, friendship, love, tribe, wife