A silent-era idol whose enormous popularity was undiminished by the advent of sound, John Stuart stars as a former doctor who meets with unexpected adventure when he joins the crew of a tramp steamer, in this rare early British talkie.
Verdict of the Sea is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
When ‘Gentleman’ Burton boards the Capri, his aura of mystery makes the crew curious about his origins and makes him especially attractive to the Captain’s daughter. But he little realises the danger that is to unfold when the Captain conceals diamonds on board as a favour…
The British Film
The British Film collection was launched by Network Distributing in April 2013 as part of a five-year plan to release over 450 vintage British films through a deal with Studiocanal, one of Europe’s leading distribution and production companies. Many of the films have never been available to own and will benefit from new transfers, affirming Network Distributing’s commitment to classic British cinema.
Titles include significant works from studios including Associated Talking Pictures, Ealing Studios, London Films, British Lion, Associated British Picture Corporation and EMI from the Studiocanal archive.