The Sea God (1930)

71 mins | Adventure | 13 September 1930

Director:

George Abbott

Cinematographer:

Archie Stout

Production Company:

Paramount Publix Corp.
Full page view
HISTORY

A Spanish-language version, El dios del mar , was also made by Paramount in 1930. That version was directed by Eduardo Venturini and starred Ramón Pereda and Rosita Moreno (See ... More Less

A Spanish-language version, El dios del mar , was also made by Paramount in 1930. That version was directed by Eduardo Venturini and starred Ramón Pereda and Rosita Moreno (See Entry). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
23 Aug 1930
p. 38.
Film Daily
7 Sep 1930
p. 10.
New York Times
6 Sep 1930
p. 9.
New Yorker
13 Sep 1930
p. 78.
Time
22 Sep 1930
p. 30.
Variety
10 Sep 1930
p. 29.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Lost God" by John Russell in Collier's (18 Aug 1917).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 September 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 5 September 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Publix Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 September 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1572
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
71
Length(in feet):
8,054
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Trader Phillip Barker and Big Schultz, an unscrupulous rival, both seek the attentions of Daisy, who is forced to accept Schultz's marriage offer to get a job in his general store on a South Seas island. Losing to Schultz in a dice game, Barker bets his ship and cargo on a race to another island; en route, Barker rescues a man in a canoe, permitting Schultz to win. The rescued man gives him some pearls from a treasure trove, and Barker sells them, buys back his ship, and prepares to sail. Hearing of the plan, Schultz's men follow. While Barker is exploring the ocean-bed for pearls, cannibals attack the ship, killing all but Daisy (who has stowed away) and McCarthy, the mate, whom they capture. Mistaken in his diving suit for a god, Barker is able to save the captives. Schultz's men attack them but are routed by a counterattack of the savages; and with the aid of his armor, Barker and his companions are able to ... +


Trader Phillip Barker and Big Schultz, an unscrupulous rival, both seek the attentions of Daisy, who is forced to accept Schultz's marriage offer to get a job in his general store on a South Seas island. Losing to Schultz in a dice game, Barker bets his ship and cargo on a race to another island; en route, Barker rescues a man in a canoe, permitting Schultz to win. The rescued man gives him some pearls from a treasure trove, and Barker sells them, buys back his ship, and prepares to sail. Hearing of the plan, Schultz's men follow. While Barker is exploring the ocean-bed for pearls, cannibals attack the ship, killing all but Daisy (who has stowed away) and McCarthy, the mate, whom they capture. Mistaken in his diving suit for a god, Barker is able to save the captives. Schultz's men attack them but are routed by a counterattack of the savages; and with the aid of his armor, Barker and his companions are able to escape. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.