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Kidnapped (1948)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 28 November 1948 (USA)
In Scotland in 1752, the 17-year-old David Balfour is cheated out of his birthright by his evil uncle Ebenezer.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), Scott Darling (screenplay) (as W. Scott Darling)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Roddy McDowall ... David Balfour
Sue England ... Aileen Fairlie
Dan O'Herlihy ... Alan Breck
Roland Winters ... Capt. Hoseason
Jeff Corey ... Shaun
Houseley Stevenson ... Ebenezer
Erskine Sanford ... Rankeillor
Alex Frazer Alex Frazer ... Hugh Fairlie - Innkeeper
Winifriede McDowall Winifriede McDowall ... Innkeeper's Wife
Robert J. Anderson ... Ransome - Cabin Boy (as Bobby Anderson)
Janet Murdoch Janet Murdoch ... Janet Clouston
Olaf Hytten ... The Red Fox
Erville Alderson ... Mungo
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In Scotland in 1752, the 17-year-old David Balfour is cheated out of his birthright by his evil uncle Ebenezer.

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Mary Gordon (Scottish woman) previously played Mrs. MacDonald in Kidnapped (1938), another adaptation of the 1886 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. See more »

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Version of Kidnapped (2005) See more »

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Agree with above reviewer
23 June 2012 | by stanprenticeSee all my reviews

The above reviewer made the exact points that I would make. Roddy McDowall was a natural for David Balfour, but the addition of a love interest spoiled the plot. They did the same thing in the 1938 version, only the love interest was for Warner Baxter's Alan Breck.

The only version of this tale to stick to the real Stevenson plot was the 1960 Disney version.

Also, I agree that Dan O'Herlihy made Alan Breck too genteel and dainty. Peter Finch fit the character. If only we could pluck Roddy McDowall out of 1948 and drop him down into 1960 to replace James MacArthur in the Disney version! --- Stan


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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