Alf's Carpet

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Alf's Carpet
Directed by W.P. Kellino
Produced by P.J. de Venloo
Written by W.A. Darlington (novel)
Val Valentine
Arthur Le Clerq
Blanche Metcalfe
Scott Sidney
Starring Gerald Rawlinson
Gladys Hamer
Harald Madsen
Carl Schenstrøm
Cinematography Theodor Sparkuhl
Edited by Emile de Ruelle
Distributed by Wardour Films
Release date
November 1929
Running time
5,500 feet[1]
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent
English intertitles

Alf's Carpet is a 1929 British comedy film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring Gerald Rawlinson, Gladys Hamer, Harald Madsen and Carl Schenstrøm. It was loosely based on the novel Alf's Button by W.A. Darlington. It is also known by the alternative title The Rocket Bus.


The film was made by British International Pictures at Elstree Studios. It was originally intended as a silent, but as British studios switched to sound film and large chunks of it were shot in sound.



  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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