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Delovye lyudi (1962)

Two bandits learn that kidnapping is a very profitable business. So they decide to kidnap local rich person's son in hope to get a substantial ransom.

Director:

Leonid Gaidai

Writers:

Leonid Gaidai, O. Henry (stories)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rostislav Plyatt ... Flat owner
Georgiy Vitsin ... Kidnapper Bill
Yuriy Nikulin ... Robber
Aleksei Smirnov ... Kidnapper Sam
Vladlen Paulus ... 'Shark' Dodson (as V. Paulus)
Sergey Tikhonov ... Boy Johnny Dorset (as Seryozha Tikhonov)
Aleksandr Shvorin ... Bob Tidball
Viktor Gromov Viktor Gromov ... Mr. Williams
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuriy Chulyukin Yuriy Chulyukin ... Peabody
Lev Lobov ... Conductor
Georgiy Millyar ... Ebenezer Dorset
Vladimir Pitsek ... Machinist
Viktor Uralskiy ... Stoker
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Storyline

Two bandits learn that kidnapping is a very profitable business. So they decide to kidnap local rich person's son in hope to get a substantial ransom.

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Genres:

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1962 (Soviet Union) See more »

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Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The segment "The Ransom of Red Chief" was shown in the United States in an English-dubbed version on "The CBS Children's Film Festival" in 1967. See more »

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Version of O. Henry's Full House (1952) See more »

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Best screen version of O.Henry
3 July 2001 | by hmsgroopSee all my reviews

The film has three parts, each of them a screen version of "The Roads We Take", "The Ransom of Red Chief" and (sorry, I forget the exact title) a story of a burglar suffering from rheumatism who stumbles into the owner of the house he attempts to rob, and he happens to be a rheumatic, too. The film has an all-star cast. I've never seen anybody better than Vitsin as Sam and Smirnov as Bill, and the kid is simply holy terror, absolutely unrivalled. Though the film is black-and-white, it doesn't spoil the film any. Side-splitting and a real pleasure to watch the actors play.


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