Title ID 8176Collection ID1093
TitleThe Silver Sea
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionBognor Regis Film Society / Guermonprez
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsBeaches Boats Seaside Resorts
LocalBognor Regis
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBognor Regis Film Society
CameraBarry Hart
DirectorHarry Guermonprez (?)
ProducerHarry Guermonprez (?)
FormatBlack & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This poetic portrait shows the tranquil coastline of Bognor Regis in summer, lit by the sun superimposed with poetic prose, serving as intertitles.


Opening title: "This film won a prize in the Pathescope National Film Contest - Filmed by the cameraman of the Bognor Regis Film Society".

Film title: "The Silver Sea" Intertitle: Filmed by Barry Hart Wide panoramic shots of the sea lit by the sun, light reflecting off the water. Several small boats on the horizon and clouds in the sky.

Intertitle: "Glancing and Glimmering" Intertitle: "Ringed with Foam" with a series of long close-ups of the shoreline, rocks and groins being lapped by the waves. Intertitle: "Sun-speckled" Intertitle: "Sparkling in the setting sun" End title: The end