Alf's Carpet

Alf's Carpet is a 1929 British comedy film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring Gerald Rawlinson, Gladys Hamer, Harald Madsen and Carl Schenstrøm. It was loosely based on the novel Alf's Button by W.A. Darlington. It is also known by the alternative title The Rocket Bus.

Alf's Carpet
Directed byW.P. Kellino
Produced byP.J. de Venloo
Written byW.A. Darlington (novel)
Val Valentine
Arthur Le Clerq
Blanche Metcalfe
Scott Sidney
StarringGerald Rawlinson
Gladys Hamer
Harald Madsen
Carl Schenstrøm
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Edited byEmile de Ruelle
Distributed byWardour Films
Release date
November 1929
Running time
5,500 feet[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles


The film was made by British International Pictures at Elstree Studios. It was originally intended as a silent, but as British studios switched to sound film and large chunks of it were shot in sound.



  1. Low p.327


  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1918–1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.
  • Warren, Patricia. Elstree: The British Hollywood. Columbus Books, 1988.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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