Red Pearls

Red Pearls is a 1930 British silent crime film directed by Walter Forde and starring Lillian Rich, Frank Perfitt and Arthur Pusey. It was made at the Nettlefold Studios in Walton.[2] It was based on the novel Nearer! Nearer! by J. Randolph James.[3] The film was produced just as the change to sound films was taking place in Britain.

Red Pearls
Directed byWalter Forde
Produced byArchibald Nettlefold
Written byJ. Randolph James (novel)
Harry Fowler Mear
Sidney Gilliat
StarringLillian Rich
Frank Perfitt
Arthur Pusey
Frank Stanmore
Music byPaul Mulder
CinematographyGeoffrey Faithfull
Edited byCulley Forde
Distributed byButcher's Film Service
Release date
30 February 1930[1]
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles


A Japanese merchant attempts to drive one of his rivals mad by impersonating a man he had once murdered.



  1. Low p.375
  2. Wood p.67
  3. Goble p.925


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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