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Kidnapped (1971 film)

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Director  Delbert Mann
Music director  Roy Budd
Duration  
Language  English
6.1/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Drama
Screenplay  Jack Pulman
Country  United Kingdom
Kidnapped (1971 film) movie poster
Release date  22 December 1971 (1971-12-22) (US) 4 May 1972 (1972-05-04) (UK)
Based on  Kidnapped and Catriona  by Robert Louis Stevenson
Writer  Robert Louis Stevenson (based on: "Kidnapped"), Jack Pulman (screenplay)
Cast  Michael Caine (Alan Breck), Lawrence Douglas (David / David Balfour), Vivien Heilbron (Catriona / Catriona Stewart), Trevor Howard (Lord Advocate), Jack Hawkins (Captain Hoseason), Donald Pleasence (Ebenezer Balfour)
Similar movies  Related Delbert Mann movies
Tagline  Robert Louis Stevenson's Great Adventure Story...Now a Monumental Motion Picture!

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Kidnapped is a 1971 British adventure film, directed by Delbert Mann and starring Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Jack Hawkins and Donald Pleasence, as well as a number of well-known British character actors. The film is based on the novel Kidnapped and the first half of the sequel Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Plot

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Young David Balfour arrives at a bleak Scottish house, the House of Shaws, to claim his inheritance after his father. The house and land have been under the custodianship of his father's brother, Ebeneezer Balfour, but on reaching adulthood, the land and property become David's. Ebeneezer is having none of it, however, so he first tries to murder him, then has him kidnapped by sea captain Hoseason, with whom he has, "a venture for trade in the West Indies". David is shipped off to be sold as a slave in the Carolinas. Fortunately for the lad, he strikes up a friendship with Alan Breck, escaping from Prince Charles Edward Stuart's defeat at Culloden. Breck is in a cobble which is run down in the fog by Hoseason's ship and once aboard, asks Hoseason to take him to France. When Hoseason refuses, Breck offers him 60 guineas to put him down on Loch Linnhe.

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On discovering that Breck has a money belt full of Jacobite gold, Hoseason and his crew try to kill Breck, but he is forewarned by David and the two kill half a dozen of the crew before the others retreat. Hoseason offers terms to end the fighting, but the ship runs aground. Only Breck and Balfour appear to survive and they manage to get to land. They set out for Edinburgh, dodging the ruthless Redcoats. Numerous adventures follow as they meet up with Breck's family, friends and foes alike. These include Breck's cousin, James Stewart, and his daughter Catriona, with whom David falls in love.

Cast

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  • Michael Caine as Alan Breck
  • Lawrence Douglas as David Balfour
  • Vivien Heilbron as Catriona Stewart
  • Trevor Howard as Lord Grant, Lord Advocate
  • Claire Nielson as Barbara Grant
  • Jack Hawkins as Captain Hoseason
  • Donald Pleasence as Ebenezer Balfour
  • Gordon Jackson as Charles Stewart
  • Andrew McCulloch as Andrew (Charles Stewarts' assistant)
  • Freddie Jones as Cluny MacPherson
  • Jack Watson as James Stewart
  • Peter Jeffrey as Riach
  • Roger Booth as Duke of Cumberland
  • Geoffrey Whitehead as Lieutenant Duncansby
  • Terry Richards as Mungo Campbell
  • Filming locations

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    Kidnapped was shot almost entirely on location in Scotland. Places include Argyll, Mull, Culross and Stirling Castle. Pinewood Studios was used for some interior scenes.

    Music

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    The soundtrack was composed and conducted by Roy Budd. The end title song, "For All My Days", was sung by Mary Hopkin.

    References

    Kidnapped (1971 film) Wikipedia
    Kidnapped (1971 film) IMDbKidnapped (1971 film) themoviedb.org


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