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Alf's Carpet
Directed byW. P. Kellino
Written byVal Valentine
Arthur Le Clerq
Blanche Metcalfe
Scott Sidney
Based onAlf's Button
by William Darlington
Produced byP.J. de Venloo
StarringGerald Rawlinson
Gladys Hamer
Harald Madsen
Carl Schenstrøm
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Edited byEmile de Ruelle
Distributed byWardour Films
Release date
  • November 1929 (1929-11)
Running time
5,500 feet[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguagesSound (Part-Talkie)
English Intertitles

Alf's Carpet is a 1929 sound part-talkie British comedy film directed by W. P. Kellino and starring Gerald Rawlinson, Gladys Hamer, Harald Madsen and Carl Schenstrøm. In addition to sequences with audible dialogue or talking sequences, the film features a synchronized musical score and sound effects along with English intertitles. The film was loosely based on the 1920 novel Alf's Button by W.A. Darlington. It is also known by the alternative title The Rocket Bus.

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The film was made by British International Pictures at Elstree Studios. It was originally intended as a synchronized film with a musical score and sound effects, but as British studios switched talking pictures, portions of the film were re-shot with dialogue.


See also


  1. ^ Low p.327


  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1918–1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.
  • Warren, Patricia. Elstree: The British Hollywood. Columbus Books, 1988.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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