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Rescued from an Eagle’s Nest
Also known as {The Eagle’s Nest}, {Rescued from the Eagle’s Nest}
(1908) American
B&W : One reel / 515 feet
Directed by J. Searle Dawley

Cast: Lawrence Griffith (D.W. Griffith) [the father], Miss Earle [the mother], [?] Jeannie or Jinnie Frazer? [their baby girl], [?] H.B. Walthall (Henry B. Walthall) [the woodsman]?

Edison Manufacturing Company production; distributed by Edison Manufacturing Company. / Special effects by Richard Murphy. Cinematography by Edwin S. Porter. / © 16 January 1908 by Edison Manufacturing Company [H105145, H105146, H105147, H105148, H105149]. Released 18 January 1908. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot on 2-3, 6-9 and 11 January 1908. Contrary to other sources indicating so, Porter did not direct this film.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in Usai-Griffith-1 p. 6.

Survival status: Print exists in the Museum of Modern Art film archive [35mm nitrate negative (missing main titles and intertitles)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Birds: Eagles - Children - Rescues

Listing updated: 21 May 2012.

References: Bardèche-History pp. 50a, 63; Barry-Griffith pp. 8, 9, 13; Blum-Silent p. 9; Bohn-Light p. 48; Cooper-Dark p. 40; Everson-American p. 41; Eyman-Pickford p. 38; Fell-History pp. 47, 57; Lahue-Triangle p. 34; Leish-Cinema p. 22; Musser-Before p. 17; Robinson-Palace p. 128; Shipman-Cinema p. 36; Sinyard-Silent pp. 15-16, 21; Sklar-Movie p. 52; Slide-Aspects pp. 40, 42; Usai-Griffith-1 pp. 4, 6-7; Whitfield-Pickford p. 72 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

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