The Blue Lagoon (1923 film)

The Blue Lagoon is a 1923 silent film adaptation of Henry De Vere Stacpoole's 1908 novel of the same name about children who come of age while stranded on a tropical island. This is the first telling of this often filmed story. This film was followed by remakes in 1949, 1980 and 2012.

The Blue Lagoon
Directed byDick Cruikshanks
Produced byDick Cruikshanks
Written byHenry De Vere Stacpoole
Screenplay byW. Bowden
StarringMolly Adair
Arthur Pusey
African Film Productions
Release date
  • 5 February 1923 (1923-02-05) (South Africa)


  • Molly Adair as Emmeline
  • Val Chard as Dick
  • Dick Cruickshanks as Paddy Burton
  • Arthur Pusey as young Dick
  • Doreen Wonfer as younger Emmeline


  • W. Bowden - Director of Photography

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