The Rescue (1917 film)

The Rescue is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Ida May Park and starring Lon Chaney.[1] It is not known whether the film currently survives,[1] which suggests that it is a lost film.

The Rescue
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Directed byIda May Park
Written byIda May Park
Hugh McNair Kahler
StarringLon Chaney
Dorothy Phillips
CinematographyKing D. Gray
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • July 30, 1917 (1917-07-30)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine review,[2] Anne Wetherall (Phillips) returns to the stage after the court grants her a divorce. She returns to her former home when she finds out that her younger sister Betty (Malone) is throwing herself on her ex-husband Kent (Stowell). Her fight to win back her man from Betty ends up at the justice of the peace, where she an Kent are remarried. There is a subplot involving Kent's visits to a sanitarium on a houseboat which arise jealousy in Anne.



  1. ^ a b "Progressive Silent Film List: The Rescue". Retrieved June 26, 2008.
  2. ^ "Reviews: Dorothy Phillips in The Rescue". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (5): 25–26. July 28, 1917. Retrieved November 11, 2014.

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