The 1933 film DELUGE - (70 minute, 6,044 ft., 8 reels) film - released by R.K.O. - Radio 15.9.33 (in the U.K. 2.4.34) was based upon S.FW's best-seller set in the English Midlands.
To accommodate the Film's setting being New York a miniature city was constructed at Tiffany Studios with the average sky-scraper being six feet high and the Empire State building 12 ft..
Directed by Felix E. Feist
Produced by Burt Kelly, Samuel Bischoff & William Saal
The Special Effects by Nedd Mann, Russell E. Lawson and filmed by Billy Williams are reported, by those lucky enough to have seen the film, as remarkable... amazing...
(Republic used the footage in other films including - SOS Tidal wave (1938), Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (1941), King of the Rocketmen (1949).)
The special effects were the principal reason that it was over budget at $171,000. It was also the last KBS/Admiral Production.
Shot at Bronson Canyon tunnels and Lake Sherwood. With the Earth quake shot on a hill in the California desert.
Screenplay - John Goodrich & Warren Duff
Photography - N. Brodine & Billy Williams
Editors - Martin - G. Cohn & Rose Loewinger
Music Director - Val Burton
Sound Engineer - Corson Jowett
Original Music Score - Dr. E. Kilenyi, Val Burton and 19 others
Assistant Director - Eric Stacy
Sound System - Western Electric
|Edward Van Sloane||Professor Carlyle|
|Samuel S. Hinds||Chief Forecaster|
Please see the Literary Notes references.
We search for any memorabilia - from a print to a ticket - and would be delighted to hear from anyone connected with the production.
We would also be interested in acquiring a print or the details of any of the films that included footage from Deluge.
In the U.K. the NF&TV Archive have 15 stills.
The U.C.L.A. Film Archive has relevant items (To be confirmed).