Singapore Film Locations Archive

Dewi Murni / Goddess of Purity (1950)

Original film title in Malay: Dewi Murni
Literal English translation of film title: Goddess of Purity

Directed by B. S. Rajhans
Language: Malay
Starring: Osman Gumanti, Kasma Booty
Produced by Malay Film Productions (Shaw Bros.)

Film Locations:
An animal menagerie or zoo?

 

A beautiful village girl marries a king in the rural countryside where wild animals frolic and where palms and frangipanis are aplenty. The married village girl awaits the return of his father while the king returns to his palace, where the Bendahara (Prime Minister) is scheming to marry his own daughter to the king.

 

_01-DewiMurni-Zoo _02-DewiMurni-Hunting-Deer _03-DewiMurni-Baby-Elephant

 

 

Further Reading:
‘New film of Eastern lore’. The Straits Times, 2 June 1950, p. 9.

Film Images:
© 1950 Malay Film Productions
© 2000 Music Valley

 

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