Wet Gold (1921 film)

Wet Gold is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by and starring Ralph Ince.[1] It features pirates, a race for buried treasure, and a submarine. The protagonist learns about the treasure from the pirates, who are promptly and conveniently killed in an accident. The second part of the film starts in Havana, Cuba where the protagonist reveals the location of the treasure to others, who split up and race to get it. When they arrive at the undersea location where the treasure is, the separate groups fight, with the protagonist eventually being victorious.

Wet Gold
Directed byRalph Ince
Produced byJ. Ernest Williamson
Written byJ. Ernest Williamson
CinematographyWilliam J. Black
Jay Rescher
Submarine Film Corporation
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • June 1921 (1921-06)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


  • Ralph Ince as John Cromwell
  • Aleen Burr as Grace Hamilton
  • Alicia Turner as Susan
  • Harry McNaughton as 'Arry
  • Tom Magrane as Colonel Hamilton
  • John Butler as Chubby Madison
  • Charles McNaughton as James Chipman


  1. Thompson p.194


  • Krista A. Thompson. An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque. Duke University Press, 2007.

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