Neptune's Daughter (1914 film)

Neptune's Daughter is a 1914 American silent fantasy film featuring the first collaboration between actress Annette Kellerman and director Herbert Brenon. It was based on Kellerman's idea of "a water fantasy movie with beautiful mermaids in King Neptune's garden together with a good love story." It was filmed by Universal on Bermuda[1] in January and February,[2] cost approximately $50,000,[1] and grossed one million dollars at the box office. One reel of film footage is currently held in two archives, National Film and Sound Archive and Gosfilmofond of Russia.[1][3][4]

Neptune's Daughter
Film poster
Directed byHerbert Brenon
Written byLeslie T. Peacocke
StarringAnnette Kellerman
CinematographyAndré Barlatier (French Wikipedia)
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
April 25, 1914 (1914-04-25)
Running time
Seven reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles
Budgetapproximately $50,000
Box office$1 million


The daughter of King Neptune takes on human form to avenge the death of her young sister, who was caught in a fishing net. However, she falls in love with the king, the man she holds responsible.


  • Annette Kellerman as Annette, Neptune's daughter
  • William E. Shay as King William
  • William Welsh as King Neptune (as William Welch)
  • Leah Baird
  • Mrs. Allen Walker as The sea witch
  • Herbert Brenon as Roador the Wolf
  • Edmund Mortimer as Duke Boris
  • Lewis Hooper as Count Rudolph
  • Millie Liston as Jailer's mother
  • Katherine Lee as Princess Olga
  • Edward Boring


  1. "Neptune's Daughter". Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  2. Holston, Kim R. (December 18, 2012). Movie Roadshows: A History and Filmography of Reserved-Seat Limited Showings, 1911-1973. McFarland. pp. 14–15. ISBN 9780786492619. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  3. "These films left a lasting impression. ."
  4. Neptune's Daughter at; Lost Films Wanted(Wayback Machine)

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