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Neptune’s Daughter
(1914) American
B&W : Seven reels
Directed by Herbert Brenon

Cast: Annette Kellerman [Annette, Neptune’s daughter], William E. Shay [King William], William Welsh [King Neptune], Katherine Lee [Princess Olga], Herbert Brenon [Roador the wolf], Edmund Mortimer [Duke Boris], Lewis Hooper [Count Rudolph], Mrs. Allen Walker [the sea witch], Millie Liston [the jailer’s mother], Leah Baird, Guy Coombs, Marguerite Courtot, Francis Smith

The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [Universal Special Feature]. / Scenario by Captain Leslie T. Peacocke. Assistant director, Otis Turner. Electrician, Joseph O’Donnell. Cinematography by André Barlatier. / © 20 May 1914 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LU2724]. Released 25 April 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot in Bermuda. Production cost: approximately $50,000.

Drama: Fantasy.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.3157.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Gosfilmofond film archive [one reel only]; and in the Screensound Australia film archive [preservation copy of the Gosfilmofond reel]; the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute film archive reports that any information that they hold a 16mm reduction positive is in error.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Bermuda - Death - Fishing - Hunting - Imprisonment - Magic - Mermaids - Revenge - Royalty: Kings, Princesses, Queens - Revenge - Revolts - Water

Listing updated: 31 August 2013.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.3157; Everson-American p. 369; Hirschhorn-Universal pp. 12, 16; Sloan-Loud p. 12; Tarbox-Lost pp. 190, 194 : AmerCine-199510 p. 98; ClasIm-298 p. 26 : with additional information provided by Mary Ann Cade.

Home video: DVD.

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