World for Ransom

World for Ransom

Dan Duryea
Director: Robert Aldrich Cast: Dan Duryea
Dan Duryea
, Gene Lockhart
Gene Lockhart
, Patric Knowles
Patric Knowles
Robert Aldrich

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World for Ransom is an unofficial extension of the popular 1950s TV series China Smith. Most of the Smith personnel, including star Dan Duryea, director Robert Aldrich and cinematographer Joseph Biroc, are on hand for this inexpensive but well-mounted melodrama. Duryea plays a mercenary adventurer who gets mixed up in a scheme by foreign spies (who wear baggy suits and speak with Slavic accents) to kidnap a nuclear scientist. Actually it isn't the whole world that's held for ransom--only the city of Singapore, which the spies threaten with nuclear annihilation. World for Ransom star Dan Duryea is solidly supported by old pros Gene Lockhart, Patric Knowles, Reginald Denny and Nigel Bruce.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/20/2015
UPC: 0887090088107
Original Release: 1954
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 42,499

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dan Duryea Mike Callahan
Gene Lockhart Alexis Pederas
Patric Knowles Julian March
Reginald Denny Maj. Bone
Nigel Bruce Gov. Coutts
Marian Carr Frennessey March
Arthur Shields Sean O'Connor
Douglas Dumbrille Inspector McCollum
Carmen D'Antonio Dancer
Keye Luke Wong
Clarence Lung Chan
Lou Nova Guzik

Technical Credits
Robert Aldrich Director,Producer
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Frank deVol Score Composer
William Glasgow Art Director
Lindsay Hardy Screenwriter
Michael Luciano Editor
Walter Samuels Songwriter
Bernard Tabakin Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- World for Ransom
1. Opening Titles
2. Pawns
3. Frennessey
4. The Kidnapping
5. The Photograph
6. A Man Pursued
7. A Hideaway
8. A Confession

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