Rough Sea at Dover (1895)

Rough Sea at Dover Poster
Original Title: Rough Sea at Dover
Type: Short
Genre: Documentary, Short
Runtime: 1 Minute
Release Date: 14 Jan 1896 (UK)
Is Adult: No
Rated: n/A
Birt Acres, Robert W. Paul


The sea is quite rough, and at Dover a series of heavy waves pounds against a pier and along the adjacent shoreline. The scene then shifts to a different view of flowing water, and shows a heavy current from a point along a riverbank.


The surf pounds against a breakwater on which are visible several people standing. The wall looks to be about 20 feet above sea level and extend at least 100 feet into the water. A large wave rolls picturesquely along the wall toward the shore. Smaller waves follow. Then the scene changes to river water flowing. We see both shores: in the foreground a log and tree branch are visible; on the far shore, there appears to be a low wall with trees beyond it. The camera is stationary in both shots. Written by

Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Sea Waves at Dover (United Kingdom)
    A South-West Storm in Dover (United Kingdom)
    A South-Wester (United Kingdom)
    Бушующее море, вызвавшее наводнение в Дувре (Russia)
    A hullámzó tenger Dovernél (Hungary)

  • Company

    Birt Acres

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Certification

    United Kingdom:Not Rated
    United States:Not Rated

  • Details (Technical)

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix