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After fleeing from Chandra, the doomed lovers are given up for ransom by villagers. Seetha is sent back to Eschnapur, where she must perform a death-defying dance to prove her innocence. Meanwhile, Chandra’s half-brother, Ramigani, uses Berger and Seetha as pawns in his plot to seize the throne.
“Even more grand! Even more suspense! Even more powerful!” Picking up from The Tiger of Eschnapur’s cliffhanger finale, Fritz Lang’s Technicolor epic reaches its dazzling conclusion. This is Lang in pure showman mode—with a lush, exoticized vision of a world that could only exist in the movies.