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Kidnapped (1960)

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In Scotland in 1751, young David Balfour is shanghaied aboard a ship where he meets Jacobite rebel Alan Breck Stewart with whom he escapes to the Scottish Highlands, dodging the redcoats.

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Robert Stevenson

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Robert Stevenson (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Finch ... Alan Breck Stewart
James MacArthur ... David Balfour
Bernard Lee ... Captain Hoseason
John Laurie ... Ebenezer Balfour
Niall MacGinnis ... Mr. Shuan
Finlay Currie ... Cluny MacPherson
Miles Malleson ... Mr. Rankeillor
Duncan Macrae ... The Highlander
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ... Colin Campbell
Peter O'Toole ... Robin MacGregor
Alex Mackenzie Alex Mackenzie ... The Ferryman
Oliver Johnston ... Mr. Campbell
Norman MacOwan Norman MacOwan ... Tinker
Eileen Way Eileen Way ... Jennet Clouston
Jack Stewart Jack Stewart ... Landlord
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Storyline

Kidnapped and cheated out of his inheritance, young David Balfour falls in with a Jacobite adventurer, Alan Breck Stewart. Falsely accused of murder, they must flee across the Highlands, evading the redcoats. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Flashing swords and raging seas launch a journey to the far corners of adventure! See more »


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Country:

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Language:

English | Scottish Gaelic | Scots

Release Date:

1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped See more »

Filming Locations:

Ardgour, Highland, Scotland, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

David Balfour is 17 in the novel. See more »

Goofs

When David and Alan are reunited, Alan swears an oath to being innocent. In a brief close-up his beard changes. See more »

Quotes

Robin MacGregor: [when it is suggested that he and Alan Breck Stewart battle it out on the pipes instead of with the sword] Well Sir, have you music?
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Version of Kidnapped (1971) See more »

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Read droits_de_l_homme review
14 April 2006 | by The_RookSee all my reviews

I know an honest appraisal when I see one. Add to that droits_de_l_homme is from Scotland so he knows what he is talking about. I just know I have always loved this movie. I have always been a fan of classic writers like Stevenson and Dickens. This Disney movie is long overdue for putting on DVD. Why such a great piece of work with a stellar cast has not been put on DVD before now is beyond me. I bought the VHS many years ago and I am glad I did as it is OOP now. If you are lucky enough to catch it on TV I am sure you will agree it is a masterpiece of family entertainment with an accurate depiction of Scottish history thrown in for good measure. I always hoped this would come out on DVD with Disney talking about the story behind it as he often did when these were made for the Disney TV show.


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