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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In 1999, Martin Scorsese announced that he would be directing a remake with David Mamet writing. In 2008, Scorsese announced that he would now just produce with Mike Nichols helming but this is still in development hell. See more
When the police is reviewing the footage from the train (where the kidnappers retrieve the briefcase), the camera rotates 180 degrees backwards and, despite it having been recorded from the cabin, the view is never blocked. See more
Chief Detective Tokura
Save the child first, then catch the kidnapper.
References The H-Man
The Magic Begins
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