The Stannards' son is kidnapped for ransom. Plot centres around Ford's (the father) efforts to find him.

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Cast

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Edith Stannard
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Juano Hernandez ...
Jesse Chapman aka Uncle Jesse
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Police Chief Jim Backett
Richard Gaines ...
Langly
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Mrs. Partridge
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Dr. Paul Y. Gorman
Bobby Clark ...
Andy Stannard
Ainslie Pryor ...
Al Stannard
Lori March ...
Elizabeth Stannard
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Sheriff Jake Kessing
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Mary Alan Hokanson ...
Nurse
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Fred Benson (as Robert Forrest)
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When his son Andy is kidnapped and held for ransom, David Stannard liquidates his assets to meet the half-million dollar demand. A casual remark by newspaper reporter Charlie Telfer makes him change his mind. Despite the pleas from his wife Edith and brother Al, and the resultant condemnation of the press and public, Stannard goes on a nation-wide television program, displays the money and warns the kidnapper that not one cent will be paid for ransom; instead the money will be used to track down the kidnapper if Andy isn't returned unharmed. The police then find the boy's blood-stained shirt. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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When That Phone Rings.


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27 August 1956 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Menschenraub  »

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$1,003,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Leslie Nielsen. See more »

Goofs

Mrs. Stannard waits for her husband to return from work and son from school by playing the piano near the front window. She hears a vehicle in the drive and lifts her left wrist to look at her watch - the music from the piano continues with the part for BOTH hands. See more »

Quotes

David G. Stannard: When you catch that kidnapper, I want you to lock me in a room with him for 20 minutes and throw away the key.
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Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.18 (1956) See more »

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a MUST see
25 July 2000 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

WOW!!!!!!!! I just watched this movie...and it was absolutely riveting. 1 3/4 hours seemed like 30 minutes. Outstanding performances by Glenn Ford and Donna Reed. Leslie Nielsen in his first film. When it comes on TV.....see it!!!!!!


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