Thursday, 3 May 2012

Watch 'The Dog Outwits the Kidnapper', 1908

Thanks to the British Film Institute, a sizeable number of early films are available to watch for free on youtube - this is one of them, 'The Dog Outwits the Kidnapper', released in 1908 and following on the heels of international blockbuster 'Rescued by Rover' of 1905, made by Cecil Hepworth and featuring the Hepworth family dog Blair rescuing a baby from an evil woman. It was so succesful two remakes had to be made as the original films wore out. This is a sequel to 'Rescued by Rover', with Blair again taking up the role of the hero

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