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Rescued by Rover (1905)

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Rescued by Rover is a film about a dog. Not only is it a film about a dog it is also a film about the kidnaping of a young baby by an old woman. With these two classical Hollywood ingredients and some stunning dialogue, (It's silent!), Rescued by Rover really hits a nerve. The repeated shots provide some interest in what, surprisingly, is an entertaining example of early cinema, canine heroics and a man wearing mascara. Written by Paul Lancaster <>

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Release Date:

19 August 1905 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Resgate de Rover  »

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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this was the least expensive movie to produce. It cost $37.40. See more »


Remade as Rescued by Carlo (1906) See more »

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Early English Lassie
1 March 2002 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

Probably influenced more by Edwin Porter than D W Griffith this early chase movie shows how far film had come since the one shot actualities of the first few years of the century. Interesting studio sets, especially the arclit attic, and remarkable smooth editing. Also makes use of planting, in this case a seemingly innocuous boat, that will play an important role in the latter part of the film. Notable also for an outstanding performance by Blair, the dog, who hits every mark on cue and whose understated performance puts the hammy humans to shame.

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