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Release Date:
27 May 1938 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In 1747 Jacobite Scotland young David Balfour's life is threatened by his greedy uncle who wishes to become heir to the considerable Balfour estate. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A pro-peace film, typical of the Munich spirit in 1938 See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Warner Baxter ... Alan Breck
Freddie Bartholomew ... David Balfour
Arleen Whelan ... Jean MacDonald

C. Aubrey Smith ... Duke of Argyle

Reginald Owen ... Captain Hoseason

John Carradine ... Gordon

Nigel Bruce ... Neil MacDonald

Miles Mander ... Ebenezer Balfour
Ralph Forbes ... James

H.B. Warner ... Angus Rankeiller
Arthur Hohl ... Riach
E.E. Clive ... Minister MacDougall
Halliwell Hobbes ... Dominie Campbell
Montagu Love ... Colonel Whitehead
Donald Haines ... Ransome
Moroni Olsen ... Douglas (as Maroni Olsen)
Leonard Mudie ... Red Fox
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. MacDonald
Forrester Harvey ... Innkeeper
Clyde Cook ... Blubber - the Ship's Cook
Russell Hicks ... Bailiff
Billy Watson ... Bobby MacDonald
Eily Malyon ... Mrs. Campbell
Kenneth Hunter ... Captain Frazer
Charles Irwin ... Sergeant Ellis
John Burton ... Lieutenant Stone
David Clyde ... Blacksmith
Holmes Herbert ... Judge
Brandon Hurst ... Doomster

Vernon Steele ... Captain
C. Montague Shaw ... Scottish Statesman
Robert Noble ... Warden (as R.T. Noble)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Atkinson ... Child Bagpipe Player (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Sergeant (uncredited)
James Carlisle ... English Officer (uncredited)
David Cavendish ... English Diplomat (uncredited)
Fred Cavens ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Larry Dods ... Dragoon (uncredited)
Scotty Dunsmuir ... Clansman (uncredited)
Jack Egger ... Child (uncredited)
Bob Falkenberg ... Urchin (uncredited)
Martin Faust ... Turnkey (uncredited)
Neil Fitzgerald ... English Officer (uncredited)
Douglas Gerrard ... Clansman (uncredited)
Douglas Gordon ... Clansman (uncredited)
Gordon Hart ... Turnkey (uncredited)
Ivo Henderson ... Dragoon (uncredited)
Keith Hitchcock ... Guard (uncredited)
Peter Hobbes ... English Officer (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Officer (uncredited)
Arthur Stuart Hull ... English Officer (uncredited)
Boyd Irwin ... Leader of Clansmen (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Clansman (uncredited)
Thomas Louden ... Clansman (uncredited)
Ian Maclaren ... Minister (uncredited)
J.P. McGowan ... Clansman (uncredited)
Charles McNaughton ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Burton Cagney Miller ... Child (uncredited)
Clive Morgan ... Clansman (uncredited)
Henry Mowbray ... Clansman (uncredited)
Antonia Oland ... Child (uncredited)
Clifford Severn ... Urchin (uncredited)
Yorke Sherwood ... Cook (uncredited)
Bruce Sidney ... Clansman (uncredited)
Ivan F. Simpson ... Old Man (uncredited)
John Graham Spacey ... Clansman (uncredited)
Wyndham Standing ... Clansman (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
John Sutton ... English Officer (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Crewman (uncredited)
Evan Thomas ... Sergeant (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Clansman (uncredited)
Zeffie Tilbury ... Old Woman (uncredited)
Charles Unger ... Child (uncredited)
Harry Watson ... Sandy - an Urchin (uncredited)
Cecil Weston ... Proprietor's Wife (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Torrence (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred L. Werker  (as Alfred Werker)
Otto Preminger (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Robert Louis Stevenson  (as Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Kidnapped'/The Adventures of David Balfour)

Sonya Levien (screen play by) &
Eleanor Harris (screen play by) &
Ernest Pascal (screen play by) and
Edwin Blum (screen play by)

Walter Ferris  uncredited
Curtis Kenyon  contributor to treatment (uncredited)
Richard Sherman  uncredited

Produced by
Kenneth Macgowan .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Arthur Lange (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gregg Toland (photography)
Bert Glennon (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Allen McNeil (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Bernard Herzbrun (art direction)
Mark-Lee Kirk (art direction)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling (costumes)
 
Production Management
Darryl F. Zanuck .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Booth McCracken .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Lange .... musical direction
 
Other crew
Chris Christensen .... ship builder (uncredited)
Hertzel Effensachs .... assistant marine coordinator (uncredited)
Booth McCracken .... fill-in director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kidnapped: The Adventures of David Balfour" - USA (long title)
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Runtime:
90 min (FMC Library Print)
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Color:
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Approved (PCA #4052) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although the film was released in sepia tone, the print on the Fox Movie channel was in black-and-white.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The story takes place in 1747, but Arleen Whelan's hair style is strictly 1938.See more »
Quotes:
Duke of Argyle:Better to deal with one martyr than a nation of martyrs.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Kidnapped (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Bonnie Banks O' Loch LomondSee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A pro-peace film, typical of the Munich spirit in 1938, 16 August 2010
Author: helenevigne from France

A pro-peace film, typical of the Munich spirit in 1938. The movie, turn in 1938, is as far from Stevenson that Stevenson himself is -intentionally-from Walter Scott "Rob Roy" for instance.The end, with its pro-peace sentence with"love of country"etc.sounds particularly anachronistic. The plot also neglects the tower scene, which is shorted. We think of what Hitchcock could have done. The novel is such a good plot that something of it does remains in the film. But think of adding a romance in "Treasure Island"for instance..! The casting is good, particularly Freddie Bartholomew and of course Warner Baxter, although not Scottish at all. I appreciate also to find in a second-part John Carradine with his long thin face which could be so impressive in western films and also as the abominable Nazi Heydrich in "Hitler's Madman", some five years later, when the Second World War was at its climax.

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