Roddy McDowall
Director: William Beaudine Cast: Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
, Sue England
Sue England
, Dan O'Herlihy
Dan O'Herlihy
William Beaudine

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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For his first independent production, former child star Roddy McDowall selected the tried-and-true Robert Louis Stevenson classic Kidnapped. McDowall reserves the plum role of David Balfour for himself, while Dan O'Herlihy, McDowall's costar in Orson Welles' MacBeth, is cast as Scottish patriot Alan Breck. The story is the familiar one about a young man (McDowall) cheated out of his birthright by his wicked, covetous uncle (Houseley Stevenson). Kidnapped and sold into slavery, Balfour escapes and makes his way back to Scotland, where he befriends the swashbuckling Breck and the lovely Aileen (Sue England). Several exciting adventures later, Balfour returns to his ancestral home to settle accounts with his uncle. Laid low by threadbare production values, Kidnapped is one of lesser screen adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, though at least it's more faithful to the source than the 1938 20th Century-Fox version.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316126813
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 42,533

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roddy McDowall David Balfour
Sue England Aileen Fairlie
Dan O'Herlihy Alan Breck
Roland Winters Capt. Hoseason
Jeff Corey Shuan
Houseley Stevenson Ebenezer
Erskine Sanford Rankeillor
Alex Frazer Fairlie
Winefried McDowall Innkeeper's Wife
Janet Murdoch Janet Clouston
Olaf Hytten The Red Fox
Erville Alderson Mungo
Robert Anderson Ransome

Technical Credits
William Beaudine Director
W. Scott Darling Screenwriter
Leonard W. Herman Editor
Edward Kay Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Dave Milton Art Director
Lindsley Parsons Producer
William Sickner Cinematographer

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