The Hound of the Deep

The Hound of the Deep is a 1926 BritishAustralian silent drama film directed by Frank Hurley and starring Eric Bransby Williams, Lilian Douglas and Jameson Thomas. Unlike many Australian silent films, a copy of it survives today.


Under the terms of his uncle's will, John Strong (Eric Bransby Williams) must go to Thursday Island and find a pearl within two years or the Reuben Strong pearling station and his great wealth will revert to another, Black Darley (Jameson Thomas). Eventually Strong finds the pearl, defeats Darley and discovers romance with the daughter (Lillian Douglas) of an island trader (W.G. Saunders).

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    director Frank Hurley
    genre drama
    keywords thursday island
    producer Frank Hurley
    productionCompany Stoll Pictures
    publisher J.C. Williamson Films
    theme silent