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Kidnapped (1960)





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Disney produced this historical adventure of old Scotland, based on the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. James MacArthur stars as David Balfour, a wealthy lad cheated out of his inheritance and sold into servitude by his duplicitous and greedy uncle, Ebenezer (John Laurie). Aboard the ship where he's been made cabin boy, David meets Alan Breck Stewart (Peter Finch), a Jacobite loyalist who thinks the vessel's skipper (Bernard Lee) is transporting him back to Scotland. When David learns otherwise, he and Alan become a team, escaping the ship and taking off across the Highlands. Accused falsely of murder, the pair must clear their names, evade redcoat troops, and restore David's fortunes. Although director Robert Stevenson was no relation to the famed author, the studio claimed otherwise at the time of the film's release, for publicity purposes.

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James MacArthur
as David Balfour
Peter Finch
as Alan Breck Stewart
Bernard Lee
as Captain Hoseason
Niall MacGinnis
as Mr. Shaun
John Laurie
as Uncle Ebenezer Balfour
Finlay Currie
as Cluny MacPherson
Peter O'Toole
as Robin Oig MacGregor
Miles Malleson
as Mr. Rankeillor
Oliver Johnston
as Mr. Campbell
Duncan Macrae
as The Highlander
John Pike
as Cabin Boy
Andrew Cruickshank
as Colin Roy Campbell
Abe Barker
as Donald Dhu MacLaren
Eileen Way
as Jennet Clouston
Alex Mackenzie
as The Ferryman
Edie Martin
as Woman on the bridge
Richard Evans
as Ransome, the cabin boy
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Critic Reviews for Kidnapped

All Critics (1)

It's a robust and sometimes highly diverting comedy-drama, weakened by an excess of flamboyant overacting on the part of John Laurie.

October 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kidnapped


Fun movie, but it doesn't live up to the expectations held from the Swiss Family Robinson. It spends too much time with the exposition and dialogue and never gets around to enough of the adventure. It certainly has some great moments and is by no means a bad adaption, but it fails to be anything more than a screen translation.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

If you have trouble sleeping at night, don't waste your money on expensive sleep-inducing supplements. Just pop in this movie. I've been trying to finish it for years.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

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