"The Indian Tomb"
Directed by Joe May
Scripted by Fritz Lang
(who directed his own remakes in 1959) this lavish adventure is based on a
novel by Thea von Harbou and directed by German cinema pioneer Joe May,
who helped launch Lang's career. This epic is actually comprised of two
separate features, Das Tiger von Eschnapur and Das Sendung des
Yoghi, both released in 1921. The spectacular story follows the
romantic rivalry between a powerful prince and the British officer who
steals his wife away. Sexual extortion, man-eating beasts and heroic
battles all play a part in the action. The great Conrad Veidt tops the
cast. First released in the U.S. as Mysteries of India, Part I: Above
All Law and Mysteries of India, Part II: Truth. Restored by
David Shepard. Music score compiled and orchestrated by Eric Beheim.