How perfectly charming: a Cairo guide named Jamil has returned Diana Standings (Myrna Loy) lost Pekinese. She doesn't know that Jamil stole the dog so he could get close to the beautiful tourist. Writing in her biography (co-written by James Kotsilibas-Davis), Loy recalled: Every womans dream of heaven in the twenties was to be carried off to an oasis by Valentino, Ramon Novarro or any reasonable facsimile. Well, thats just what happened to me in The Barbarian. Novarro plays the rakish Jamil, who traverses the desert dunes with captive Loy in tow in this exotic pre-Code romance made even more exotic by Loys famed sequence in the flower-strewn waters of an oasis bathing tub. **Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.