Over the Seven Seas


1932

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1932
Premiere Information
New York opening: 15 December 1932
Country
United States

Synopsis

In July 1931, with his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. T. Smith, William K. Vanderbilt travels around the world on his yacht "Alva." They depart Newport, Long Island accompanied by porpoises and continue their travels through the Panama Canal to the Galapagos Islands, the Society Islands, Samoa, Australia, Java, Bora Bora, Bali, Singapore, Ceylon, Arabia, through the Suez Canal to Cairo, Athens and Monte Carlo and westward across the Atlantic to America. There are scenes of native dancing and shark and tuna fishing.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1932
Premiere Information
New York opening: 15 December 1932
Country
United States

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Some sequences were filmed in color. Contemporary sources indicate that Truman Tally and Louis de Rochemont worked for Fox Movietone. Motion Picture Herald notes that the film is accompanied by some natural sound. According to Variety and Hollywood Reporter, the film was presented for one performance in New York for the benefit of the New York "American Christmas and Relief Fund." According to Motion Picture Daily, however, the film was first shown in New York on January 15, 1933 to benefit the Hearst Milk Fund, with top tickets selling for ten dollars. William K. Vanderbilt, a lieutenant commander in the U. S. Naval Reserve, spoke the narration. The yacht, Alva, was 265 feet long and 48 feet across the beam with a nineteen-foot draft. The yacht had a crew of fifty-one and the voyage, which began in July 1931, covered 29,000 mi. Variety notes that no commerical release was planned and no evidence of a commercial release has been found.