Aloma of the South Seas (1926 film)

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Aloma of the South Seas
Aloma of the South Seas.jpg
1926 lobby poster
Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon
Maurice Tourneur
Adolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written by James Ashmore Creelman
Based on Aloma of the South Seas
by John B. Hymer and LeRoy Clemens
Starring Gilda Gray
Percy Marmont
Warner Baxter
Music by Robert Hood Bowers[1]
Cinematography Harry Fischbeck
Edited by E. Lloyd Sheldon
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • May 16, 1926 (1926-05-16)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
Box office US$ 3 million

Aloma of the South Seas is a 1926 American silent comedy drama film starring Gilda Gray as an erotic dancer, filmed in Puerto Rico and Bermuda, and based on a 1925 play of the same title by John B. Hymer and LeRoy Clemens.[2][3] Grossing $3 million in the U.S. alone, this was the most successful film of 1926 and the fourth most successful film of the 1920s.[4]


Preservation status[edit]

The film is now considered to be a lost film.[5][6]


The film was remade as Aloma of the South Seas (1941), starring Dorothy Lamour and Jon Hall.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Robert Hood Bowers". Billboard. 10 January 1942. p. 31. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Aloma of the South Seas at
  3. ^ "Theatre: New Plays: May 4, 1925". Time. 4 May 1925. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  4. ^ Christensen, Terry; Haas, Peter J. (2005). Projecting politics: political messages in American film. M. E. Sharpe. p. 326. ISBN 978-0-7656-1443-8. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Bryant, Roger (2006). William Powell: the life and films. McFarland. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-7864-2602-7. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Aloma of the South Seas at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Paramount Pictures 1926 Archived 2015-08-22 at the Wayback Machine.

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