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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Niall MacGinnis ...
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Andrew Cruickshank ...
Alex Mackenzie ...
Oliver Johnston ...
Norman Macowan ...
Tinker (as Norman MacOwan)
Eileen Way ...
Jack Stewart


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 <>

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24 February 1960 (USA)  »

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped  »

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Through 2013, this is the fifth in a string of thirteen productions with the title of "Kidnapped" and which are also based on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel, after Kidnapped (1917), Kidnapped (1938), Kidnapped (1948), Kidnapped (1952) and Kidnapped (1956) and before Kidnapped (1963), Kidnapped (1971), Kidnapped (1973), Kidnapped (1978), Kidnapped (1986), Kidnapped (1995) and Kidnapped (2005). See more »


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


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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14 April 2006 | by (United States) – See 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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