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Kidnapped (1960)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 24 February 1960 (USA)
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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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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Duncan Macrae (The Highlander) would later play Ebenezer Balfour in Kidnapped (1963). See more »

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

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David Balfour: You leave me no candle?
Ebenezer Balfour: Has nobody ever told you that candles cost money?
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Faithful adaptation captures spirit of Stevenson novel.
16 June 2001 | by (Little Rock, AR, USA) – See all my reviews

Walt Disney's 1960 film of Robert Louis Stevenson's _Kidnapped_ is not only the best movie version of the 1886 novel but is also one of the finest cinematic treatments of any of the author's works. Filmed on location in Scotland and featuring an outstanding ensemble of mostly British actors, this _Kidnapped_ is faithful to the spirit -- and even, for the most part, to the letter -- of the RLS masterpiece, which is half adventure tale and half meditation on Scottish history, culture, and character. Director Robert Stevenson (presumably no relation to Tusitala) never dumbed down the story or the 18th-century context, which may account for the movie's present limited appeal. It's atmospherically and thematically darker than the ususal Disney fare, and adult viewers may find it surprisingly rewarding.


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