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Venus of the South Seas (1924)

The daughter of man who owns a South Seas pearl business falls in love with a wealthy traveler. Her father dies, leaving her the business. A greedy ship captain schemes to take the business... See full summary »

Director:

James R. Sullivan

Writer:

Alice Charbonnet Kellerman (script)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Annette Kellerman ... Shona Royale
Roland Purdie Roland Purdie ... John Royale
Robert Ramsey Robert Ramsey ... Robert Quane
Norman French Norman French ... John Drake
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The daughter of man who owns a South Seas pearl business falls in love with a wealthy traveler. Her father dies, leaving her the business. A greedy ship captain schemes to take the business from her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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pearl | south seas | See All (2) »

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A story of girls and pearls love and adventure, mermaids and wonders of the South Seas. (Print Ad, Ridgewood Times, ((Ridgewood, NY)) 5 September 1924)

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Drama | Romance

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A copy of this film survives at the British Film Institute in London. See more »

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An interesting oddity.
22 November 2004 | by jennyp-2See all my reviews

Australian swimming sensation Annette Kellerman is remembered today thanks to the biopic Million Dollar Mermaid starring Esther Williams. Once thought a lost film, Venus of the South Seas was recently restored by the Library of Congress. This film has historical significance for the use of primza color in some underwater scenes and generous use of tinting and toning throughout and the new print was stunning. However, the melodramatic plot was tedious, the direction (by Kellerman's husband James R. Sullivan) was clunky and as an actress, Kellerman was a great swimmer. I was glad to see it, but once was enough. Viewed at Cinesation in Massillon Ohio in October 2004.


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Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

February 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

海底のヴィーナス See more »

Filming Locations:

Golden Bay, Tasman, New Zealand See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (Prizma Color) (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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