Movie poster, Kellerman in Venus of the South Seas 1924
Venus of the South Seas, also known as Venus of the Southern Seas, is a 1924 silent drama film directed by James R. Sullivan starring swimmer Annette Kellerman. It was one of the last films with footage in the Prizma Color process.
The 55-minute four-reel film, made by an American company and shot in Nelson, New Zealand, includes substantial footage taking place underwater. The film, with the final reel in Prizmacolor, was restored by the Library of Congress in 2004.
The daughter of a man who owns a South Seas pearl business falls in love with a wealthy traveler. Her father dies, leaving her the business, but a greedy ship captain schemes to take the business from her.