An executive mortgages all he owns to stage a coup and gain control of the National Shoe Company, with the intent of keeping the company out of the hands of incompetent and greedy executives. He needs the same money, though, to pay the ransom that will possibly save a child's life. His resolution of that dilemma -- the certain loss of the company vs. the probable loss of the child -- makes for one distinct drama, and an ensuing elaborate police procedure makes for a second. Written by
142 Screenful Minutes of Thrills and Suspense!
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26 November 1963 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Based on the novel "King's Ransom" by Ed McBain (pen name of Evan Hunter
), part of McBain's "87th Precinct" series. See more
Why should you and I hate each other?
Ginjirô Takeuchi, medical intern
I don't know. I'm not interested in self-analysis. I do know my room was so cold in winter and so hot in summer I couldn't sleep. Your house looked like heaven, high up there. That's how I began to hate you.
Referenced in The Big Lebowski
Written by Franz Schubert See more