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.
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Did You Know?
Rescued By Rover', directed by Lewin Fitzhamon, was the first film for which Hepworth employed professional actors - in the persons of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Smith. See more
According to "The Oxford History of World Cinema" this movie was so successful that Hepworth had to remake it twice to supply enough prints to meet demand. All with the same narrative, the original version is differentiable from the remakes via the scene where the nurse tells her boss that she lost the child. The original breaks the scene into two shots - the second shot being from a closer position. The two remakes contain only one shot, from the closer position, in that scene. One of the remakes is what is shown on the third volume of "The Movies Begin" series. See more