A South Sea Bubble

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A South Sea Bubble
Directed by T. Hayes Hunter
Written by Angus MacPhail
Alma Reville
Based onnovel by Roland Pertwee [1]
Produced by Michael Balcon
S.C. Balcon
Starring Ivor Novello
Benita Hume
Alma Taylor
Annette Benson
Cinematography James Wilson
Distributed by Woolf & Freedman Film Service
Release date
July 1928
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles

A South Sea Bubble is a 1928 British silent comedy adventure film directed by T. Hayes Hunter and starring Ivor Novello, Benita Hume and Alma Taylor. [2] The screenplay concerns a group of adventurers who head to the Pacific Ocean to hunt for buried treasure. It was made at Islington Studios. [3]



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  1. "Film Hickers". Western Mail . Vol. XLIII, no. 2, 192. Western Australia. 16 February 1928. p. 11. Retrieved 29 October 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  2. BFI.org
  3. Wood p.66


The below is a transcription from a ship's manifest and relates to the making of the film "A South Sea Bubble";

Vessel; Jan Pieterszoon Coen (Nederland Royal Mail Line) Departed; 4th February 1928 From; Southampton Destination; Algiers (and onwards)

On the passenger list in 1st Class were;

Mr. Sydney Sidmer Seaward as Actor Mr. William John Hamilton as Actor Mr. Stanley James Warmington as Actor Mr. Benjamin Arthur Field as Actor Mr. Robert Holmes as Actor

Mrs. Benita Siepmann as Actress (Professionally known as Benita Hume) sic, as on page Mrs. Lilian Ames as Actress (Professionally known as Mary Dibley) sic, as on page Mrs. Kathleen Lenzer as Actress (professionally known as Annette Benson) - sic, as on page Mrs. Violet Weinstein as Actress (this entry was struck through) Miss Alma Taylor as Film Artist

Mr. James Graham Kelly as Assistant Film Director Mr. John Henry Morley as Camera Mechanic Mr. Richard George Wilson as Cinematographer Mr. John Charles Ramsay as Property Master Mr. Reginald Ernest Enckell Beck as Assistant Camera Man

Ivor Novello as Musical Composer of 11 Aldwych, London, WC2 William Lloyd Charles Williams as Private Secretary of 11 Aldwych, London, WC2