Aloma of the South Seas (1926 film)
Aloma of the South Seas is a 1926 American silent comedy drama film starring Gilda Gray as an erotic dancer, filmed in Puerto Rico and Bermuda, and based on a 1925 play of the same title by John B. Hymer and LeRoy Clemens. Grossing $3 million in the U.S. alone, this was the most successful film of 1926 and the fourth most successful film of the 1920s.
|Aloma of the South Seas|
1926 lobby poster
|Directed by||Maurice Tourneur|
|Produced by||E. Lloyd Sheldon|
Jesse L. Lasky
|Written by||James Ashmore Creelman|
|Based on||Aloma of the South Seas|
by John B. Hymer and LeRoy Clemens
|Music by||Robert Hood Bowers|
|Edited by||E. Lloyd Sheldon|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
|Box office||US$ 3 million|
A young South Seas native boy who is sent to the U.S. for his education returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution.
- Gilda Gray as Aloma
- Percy Marmont as Bob Holden
- Warner Baxter as Nuitane
- William Powell as Van Templeton
- Harry T. Morey as Red Malloy
- Julanne Johnston as Sylvia
- Joseph W. Smiley as Andrew Taylor
- Frank Montgomery as Hongi
- Michelette Burani as Hina (credited as Madame Burani)
- Ernestine Gaines as Taula
- Aurelio Ciccia as Sailor
The film is now considered to be a lost film.
- "Robert Hood Bowers". Billboard. 10 January 1942. p. 31. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
- Progressive Silent Film List: Aloma of the South Seas at silentera.com
- "Theatre: New Plays: May 4, 1925". Time. 4 May 1925. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
- Christensen, Terry; Haas, Peter J. (2005). Projecting politics: political messages in American film. M. E. Sharpe. p. 326. ISBN 978-0-7656-1443-8. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
- Bryant, Roger (2006). William Powell: the life and films. McFarland. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-7864-2602-7. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
- Aloma of the South Seas at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Paramount Pictures 1926 Archived 2015-08-22 at the Wayback Machine
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