The Three Hostages (1977)

After World War I, Richard Hannay is married to Mary and living peacefully in the Cotswolds, when he receives a request to help solve the mysterious kidnapping of the children of three prominent people. Given nothing to go on but a few mysterious clues, Hannay, assisted by friends like Sandy Arbuthnot, must track down the dastardly villains behind the plot before it's too late.

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

John Buchan (novel), John Prebble (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Foster ... Sir Richard Hannay
Diana Quick ... Mary Hannay
John Castle ... Dominick Medina
Peter Blythe ... Sandy Arbuthnot
Hilary Mason ... Mrs. Medina
Constance Chapman ... Madame Breda
David Markham David Markham ... Greenslade
Donald Pickering ... McGillivray
John Shrapnel ... Gaudian
John Quarmby ... Newhover
Richard Cornish Richard Cornish ... Archie Roylance
Philip Sayer Philip Sayer ... Turpin
Stuart Mungall Stuart Mungall ... Angus
James Copeland James Copeland ... Kennedy
Pat Gorman ... Odell
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After World War I, Richard Hannay is married to Mary and living peacefully in the Cotswolds, when he receives a request to help solve the mysterious kidnapping of the children of three prominent people. Given nothing to go on but a few mysterious clues, Hannay, assisted by friends like Sandy Arbuthnot, must track down the dastardly villains behind the plot before it's too late.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1977 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In 1964 Alfred Hitchcock announced his plan to film The Three Hostages, but he later dropped the project. See more »

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Effective British stuff.

It's really a very rare movie, a TV movie actually. Directed by Clive Donner, it takes place in Scotland, in the first decade of the twentieth century, and tells us the story of a detective hired by a wealthy man to investigate of three people disappearance. Our lead begins his task and has to face off with some high society - wealthy too - people, in men's clubs, where he will discover very weird things happening here. Things around occultism and paranormal activities in order to monitoring human souls. And then he will find some details leading him to the hostages.

Some times this story is a bit boring, the viewer can fall asleep, as the lead in one or two sequences, but the whole feature, after viewing it, is fairly interesting. Especially the ending.

Catch it if you can.


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