Kidnapped

  • U
  • Delbert Mann (1971)
  • UK
  • 102 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Robert Louis Stevenson's oft-filmed tale was first made as a silent movie in 1917 and has been regularly remade since. This version by director Delbert Mann is the one that is most faithful to the book and it benefits from the witty performance of Michael Caine as charismatic outlaw Alan Breck, who stirs some otherwise rather stiff porridge into life. There are also strong turns from Trevor Howard as the Lord Advocate and Lawrence Douglas as the young David Balfour that keep the narrative moving along.

Plot Summary

Adventure starring Michael Caine and Trevor Howard. After the massacre of the Jacobite rebel clans at Culloden, Alan Breck is on the run from the Redcoats. When he kills his arch rival, an innocent man is arrested and Breck has to choose between Scotland's cause or saving the man's life.

Cast and crew

Cast

Alan Breck
Michael Caine
Lord Grant
Trevor Howard
Captain Hoseason
Jack Hawkins
Ebenezer Balfour
Donald Pleasence
Charles Stewart
Gordon Jackson
Catriona
Vivien Heilbron
David Balfour
Lawrence Douglas
Cluny
Freddie Jones
Mungo Campbell
Terry Richards
Andrew
Andrew McCulloch
Doctor
Eric Woodburn
Duke of Cumberland
Roger Booth
Lord Advocate's secretary
Russell Waters
Simon Campbell
John Hughes
Barbara Grant
Claire Nielson
Lt Duncansby
Geoffrey Whitehead
Riach
Peter Jeffrey
James Stewart
Jack Watson

Crew

Director
Delbert Mann

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Distributor:
Carlton Visual
Categories
Drama

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