Stars: Annette Kellerman, Roland Purdie, Robert Ramsey Director: James R. Sullivan Runtime: 55 Minutes Language: English subtitles - Music score Color: Tinted and Toned Format: DVD-R Extras: Clips from Neptune's Daughter (1914) Rating: NR Price: $16.95
Venus of the South Seas (1924)
Directed by James R. Sullivan
Cast: Annette Kellerman ... Shona Royale Roland Purdie ... John Royale Robert Ramsey ... Robert Quane Norman French ... John Drake
A girl raised on a lonely isle meets and falls in love with a wealthy young man. The fantastically interesting underwater fantasy dance sequence is done in beautiful two color tints and tones. The rest of the film was tinted an toned throughout with single colors. Annette Kellerman's last film, and the only work of the champion Olympic swimmer known to exist in complete form. Transferred from 35mm.
Included in this release is the surviving footage from "NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER" (1914) also with Annette Kellerman. The daughter of King Neptune determines to avenge the death of her sister, who was caught in a fishing net laid by the king of a country above the waves. However, she soon falls in love with the king upon whom she planned to take her revenge.