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Kidnapped (1971)

In eighteenth century Scotland, during the Jacobite Rebellion, David Balfour claims his inheritance from his uncle who has him shanghaied on a ship where David meets fugitive Jacobite rebel Alan Breck.

Director:

Delbert Mann

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (based on Kidnapped and David Balfour), Jack Pulman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Alan Breck
Lawrence Douglas ... David / David Balfour
Vivien Heilbron Vivien Heilbron ... Catriona / Catriona Stewart
Trevor Howard ... Lord Advocate
Jack Hawkins ... Captain Hoseason
Donald Pleasence ... Ebenezer Balfour
Gordon Jackson ... Charles Stewart
Freddie Jones ... Cluny
Jack Watson ... James Stewart
Peter Jeffrey ... Riach
Roger Booth ... Duke of Cumberland
Geoffrey Whitehead ... Lt. Duncansby
Andrew McCulloch ... Andrew
Claire Nielson Claire Nielson ... Barbara Grant
John Hughes John Hughes ... Simon Campbell
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Storyline

When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's bleak Scottish house to claim his inheritance his relative first tries to murder him then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the colonies. Fortunately for the lad he strikes up a friendship with Alan Breck escaping from Bonnie Prince Charlie's defeat at Culloden. When the ship's Captain tries to kill Breck for his money the two manage to get to land and set out for Edinburgh dodging the ruthless Redcoats. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Great Adventure Story...Now a Monumental Motion Picture!

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1972 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Kidnapped See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Hawkins, who had lost his voice in 1966, was dubbed by Charles Gray. See more »

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Version of Kidnapped (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

For All My Days
Sung by Mary Hopkin
Music by Roy Budd
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
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This is my most favorite version of "Kinapped"!
28 July 2007 | by joenlizSee all my reviews

This rendition is exceptional and belongs in the movie Library of anyone who loves the classics. Michael Caine makes the movie. As Allen Breck he made the character everything I felt when I read the book. He looks and talks just as I pictured in my mind. Splendid indeed. David Balfou was drab and shy in the story and I found Lawrence Douglas to be just that. I love that this version follows the true chronicle, especially in the beginning and I felt like I was truly along with the characters in every scene. Donald Pleasence played Ebenezer Balfour brilliantly and his scenes with David are true to the original story. No other movie of Kidnapped was the same for me. Captivating as only Robert Louis Stevenson can be.


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