ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
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The Ransom of Red Chief 

O. Henry comedy where two kidnappers who are not the sharpest knives in the drawer kidnap the small son of a wealthy man.

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Jeffrey Hayden

Writers:

Jim Carlson (teleplay), O. Henry (story) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview:
Strother Martin ... Bill Driscoll
Jack Elam ... Sam Howard
William Mims William Mims ... Ebeneezer Dorset
Pat Petersen Pat Petersen ... Red Chief

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O. Henry comedy where two kidnappers who are not the sharpest knives in the drawer kidnap the small son of a wealthy man.

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Great family film. Lots of fun.
30 May 2005 | by dukestwinpackSee all my reviews

Two harmless con men kidnap the young son of a rich Alabama banker. The boy,instead of being afraid, relishes this "adventure". He begins calling himself Red Chief and tells the kidnappers he'd captured them, and that he's gonna burn one at the stake and scalp the other.

I'm sure "Home Alone" took a few cues from this movie as the kidnappers suffer slapstick indignities at the hands of "Red Chief."

The kidnappers decide $2,000 is too much to ask for a brat like Red Chief and lower the ransom to $1,500.

Meanwhile, the boy's father, well aware of his son's ability to annoy, tells the kidnappers he'll only accept his son back if THEY pay him! Great family film. Lots of fun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1977 (USA) See more »

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ABC Circle Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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