Neptune's Daughter (1914 film)

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Neptune's Daughter
Annette Kellerman in the film
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Written by Leslie T. Peacocke
Starring Annette Kellerman
Cinematography André Barlatier - (French Wikipedia)
Distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Release dates
April 25, 1914 (1914-04-25)
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles
Budget $35,000
Box office $1 million

Neptune's Daughter is a 1914 American silent fantasy film featuring the first collaboration between actress Annette Kellerman and director Herbert Brenon. It was filmed by Universal on Bermuda, cost US$35,000 to make, and grossed one million dollars at the box office. Original film footage is currently held in two archives, Screensound Australia and Gosfilmofond of Russia.

Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) is based on the life of Annette Kellerman, played by Esther Williams, and the production of this movie. Williams also played the lead role in Neptune's Daughter (1949).


The daughter of King Neptune determines to avenge the death of her sister, who was caught in a fishing net laid by the king of a country above the waves. However, she soon falls in love with the king upon whom she planned to take her revenge. Neptune's Daughter was based on Annette Kellerman's idea of "a water fantasy movie with beautiful mermaids in King Neptune's garden together with a good love story."


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  • Annette Kellerman ... Annette, Neptune's daughter
  • William E. Shay ... King William
  • William Welsh ... King Neptune (as William Welch)
  • Leah Baird
  • Mrs. Allen Walker ... The sea witch
  • Herbert Brenon ... Roador the Wolf
  • Edmund Mortimer ... Duke Boris
  • Lewis Hooper ... Count Rudolph
  • Millie Liston ... Jailer's mother
  • Katherine Lee ... Princess Olga
  • Edward Boring


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