|Directed by||Felix E. Feist|
|Produced by||Sam Bischoff|
Fred Kohler, Jr.
|Music by||Val Burton|
|Cinematography||Norbert F. Brodin|
|Editing by||Martin G. Cohn
Rose E. Loewinger
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Release dates||August 13, 1933|
|Running time||70 min.|
- This article is about the American science fiction film. For the Polish historical film, see The Deluge (film)
The film is very loosely based on the novel of the same name by S. Fowler Wright, with the setting changed from England to the United States. A series of earthquakes destroy the Pacific coast of the United States, causing a massive tsunami, which heads toward New York City. The wave leaves New York submerged in water and nearly all inhabitants of the city drown. This special effect sequence later inspired a scene in The Day After Tomorrow (2004).
For many years, Deluge was thought to be a lost film, but a print dubbed in Italian was found in a film archive in Italy in the late 1980s. Before the discovery, the only part of the film known to survive was the impressive footage of the tidal wave destroying New York City, which was used in the Republic Pictures serials Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc (1941) and King of the Rocket Men (1949).
- End of the World (1931)
- Waterworld (1995)
- List of rediscovered films
- List of incomplete or partially lost films
- Deluge at the Internet Movie Database
- Deluge at allmovie
- Dan North, Essay on Deluge (23 November 2009)
- The New York destruction scenes on Youtube
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