Caught in the Net
Caught in the Net is a 1928 Australian silent film about a woman in high society starring Zillah Bateman, a British theatre star who was touring Australia at the time. Only part of the film survives.
|Caught in the Net|
|Directed by||Vaughan C. Marshall|
|Written by||Sheila Preston|
|14 July 1928|
|Language||Silent film |
Society girl Phyllis Weston is loved y two men, handsome Jack Stacey and villainous Robson. In a yacht race, Robson tries to sabotage Jack's boat but fails. Robson then tries to get his sister to trap Jack in a comprising situation, but is unsuccessful.
The story includes a yacht race at St Kilda and a rescue from drowning at Portsea.
- Zillah Bateman as Phyllis Weston
- John Mayer as Jack Stacey
- Charles Brown as Robson
- Peggy Farr
- Viva Vawden
- Felix St H Jellicoe
- Beverley Usher
Advance Films had held a competition to find best new Australian story.
The film was shot in early 1928 with exteriors filmed at Portsea.
The film was released as a supporting feature and also was screened in the UK as a quota film.
- "THE HAYMARKET". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 14 July 1928. p. 12. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 145.
- "THE GRAND THEATRE". The Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 30 October 1928. p. 21. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
- "THE PICTURES". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 8 May 1928. p. 7. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
- "MOVIES AND MUMMERS". The Sunday Times. Perth: National Library of Australia. 10 July 1927. p. 15. Retrieved 5 August 2012.