Rescued by Rover (1905)

UK,
7m
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
silent

A British fantasy film directed by Lewin Fitzhamon and Cecil M. Hepworth. There were at time three different versions of the film, Hepworth remaking it twice so that there were enough prints to meet demand.

Plot Summary

Rover the dog leads his master to his kidnapped baby and drives a car.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directed by: Lewin Fitzhamon, Cecil M. Hepworth
Hepworth
Produced by: Cecil M. Hepworth
Story by: Mrs. Hepworth
Director of Photography: Cecil M. Hepworth
Studios: Nettlefold Studios, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, UK *

Cast
Blair (Rover the dog)
Mabel Clark [real name: May Clark] (nursemaid)
Barbara Hepworth (the baby)
Cecil M. Hepworth (father)
Mrs Hepworth (mother)

Alternative Titles

O Resgate de Rover – Brazil
Rover, a kutya – Hungary
Спасена Ровером – Russia

Links

Remake
Rescued by Carlo (1906)

Extracts included in
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: Where It All Began (1995)
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: Opportunity Lost (1995)
Silent Britain (2006)
Women Who Made the Movies (1992)

References

Books

  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.409