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Rescued by Rover
(1905) British
B&W : 425 feet
Directed by Lewin Fitzhamon

Cast: Cecil Hepworth, Mrs. Cecil Hepworth, Sebastian Smith, Mrs. Sebastian Smith, May Clarke, Barbara Hepworth, Blair the dog

Hepworth Film Manufacturing Company production. / Scenario by Mrs. Cecil Hepworth. Cinematography by Norman Whitten. / © 19 August 1905 in the USA by American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / This very popular film was remade three times to replace worn-out negatives. The Library of Congress paper print is believed to have been duped from a print of the original version.


Synopsis: A gypsy kidnaps an infant and the family collie helps locate and rescue the child.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive (paper print collection) [35mm paper positive]; and in the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Alcohol - Animals: Dogs - Babies - Baby carriages - Beggars - Boats - Crime: Kidnapping - Fathers - Fireplaces - Hats: Top hats - Mothers - Panhandling - Rescues - Street scenes - Water

Listing updated: 12 June 2016.

References: Film viewing : Barry-Griffith p. 9; Bohn-Light pp. xvii, 19-20; Fell-History pp. 24, 50-51, 52; Mottram-Danish p. 13; Niver-First pp. 93-94, 119; Perry-British pp. 27, 60b, 327; Shipman-Cinema p. 32; Sinyard-Silent pp. 12, 13; Sklar-Movie p. 29; Usai-Griffith-1 p. 17 : ClasIm-301 p. 30.

Home video: DVD.

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