The Green Goddess (play)
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|The Green Goddess|
|Written by||William Archer|
|Date premiered||January 18, 1921|
|Place premiered||Booth Theatre
New York City, New York
|Setting||Remote area near the Himalayas|
The Green Goddess was a popular stage play of 1921 by William Archer. In the three years after its publication, the play toured in both America and England. It was included in Burns Mantle's The Best Plays of 1920-1921.
- George Arliss as Raja of Rukh
- Ronald Colman as Temple Priest
- Ivan F. Simpson as Watkins
- Cyril Keightley as Dr. Basil Traherne
- David A. Leonard as High Priest
- Helen Nowell as An Ayah
- Herbert Ransome as Lt. Denis Cardew
- Herbert Waring as Major Antony Crespin
- Olive Wyndham as Lucilla
In 1925 a railway locomotive was named after it, the locomotive's owner having been inspired by the stage play.
In 1939, Orson Welles staged a version in New York, which was preceded by a short film prelude – this was two years before the release of his debut feature film, Citizen Kane. The footage is now believed lost.
Green Goddess salad dressing was invented in the 1920s, by the chef at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, to commemorate the actor George Arliss and this play.