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The Little Kidnappers (1953)

The Kidnappers (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Family, Romance | 1954 (Austria)
A Scotsman, Jim MacKenzie, living on a primitive homestead in Nova Scotia, is raising his two grandsons, Harry and Davy, following the death of their father in the Boer War. His son's death... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Duncan Macrae ...
Jim MacKenzie, Granddaddy
Jean Anderson ...
Grandma MacKenzie
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Kirsty
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Dr. Willem Bloem
Jon Whiteley ...
Harry, Jim's Grandson
Vincent Winter ...
Davy - Jim's Grandson
Francis De Wolff ...
Jan Hooft Sr.
James Sutherland ...
Arron McNab
John Rae ...
Andrew McCleod
Jack Stewart ...
Dominie
Jameson Clark ...
Tom Cameron
Eric Woodburn ...
Sam Howie
Christopher Beeny ...
Jan Hooft Jr.
Howard Connell ...
Archibald Jenkins
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A Scotsman, Jim MacKenzie, living on a primitive homestead in Nova Scotia, is raising his two grandsons, Harry and Davy, following the death of their father in the Boer War. His son's death has developed antagonism by MacKenzie toward all Dutchmen, which leads to Harry brawling at school with the son of a Dutchman. Harry falls down a cliff and is helped home by the community doctor, Willem Bloem, a Dutchman in love with MacKenzie's daughter, Kirsty. Due to the old man's feelings, they must carry on a clandestine romance. Forbidden by their grandfather to have a dog, Harry and Davy "kidnap" an unattended baby and care for the child in a lean-to shack. When found, the baby proves to be the child of MacKenzie's most-bitter Dutch enemy. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Family | Romance | War

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According to an article in Picture Show magazine dated 20 February 1954, the baby girl was played by Anthony Michael Heathcoat. See more »

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Davy - Jim's Grandson: Are we going to keep it forever?
Harry, Jim's Grandson: I don't know... We'll keep it for a year or two anyways, until it's got a mind of its own - and then, if it wants to hit the trail, there won't be no stopping it.
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Remade as The Little Kidnappers (1990) See more »

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A must see
14 July 1999 | by (Victoria, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

A great film in B&W with a great story and I'm desperately trying to buy it in B&W from somewhere in the world. A good movie to watch with your family. Buy it, rent it.


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