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Rescued by Rover (1905)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, Family | 19 August 1905 (USA)
A dog leads its master to his kidnapped baby.

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Mrs. Hepworth (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Blair Blair ... Rover the dog
May Clark ... Nursemaid (as Mabel Clark)
Barbara Hepworth Barbara Hepworth ... The baby
Cecil M. Hepworth Cecil M. Hepworth ... Harassed father (as Cecil Hepworth)
Mrs. Hepworth Mrs. Hepworth ... Mother
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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 <pbl1@ukc.ac.uk>

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dog | baby | licking dog | top hat | poor | See All (20) »

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Short | Drama | Family

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Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Release Date:

19 August 1905 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Resgate de Rover See more »

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Silent

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Rover is a shepherd dog, of the Rough Collie breed. See more »

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Very good for 1905
14 September 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is an interesting little film that, for 1905, is pretty good but for today's audiences it's mostly only of historical value. It excels because the film has a plot and pacing and some decent action (at times) for the times. Sure, the film isn't exactly LASSIE, but it's pretty good fare for 1905. The film is about a baby-napping and the faithful Collie who comes to the child's rescue! The problem for me, though, is that although I am a real Cinephile and love historical films, the quality of this film doesn't come close to the really wonderful short films Georges Méliès was making at the same time--with great camera tricks, better and more interesting plots and are much more entertaining today.


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