Kidnapped (1917 film)

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Directed by Alan Crosland
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson (novel)
Charles Sumner Williams (scenario)
Starring Raymond McKee
Joseph Burke
Ray Hallor
Release date
  • May 7, 1917 (1917-05-07)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States

Kidnapped is a 1917 American silent adventure film directed by Alan Crosland for Edison Studios. It was based on the 1886 novel Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. The film only included selected parts of the story, and reinforced the then-developing romanticisation of the Scottish Highlands. [1] [2]


Previously thought lost, a copy of the film is preserved in the Library of Congress collection, with a 2017 DVD of the film being released with the help of the Library of Congress and crowdfunding. [3] [4]


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  1. Brown, Ian (2007). The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature: Modern Transformations: New Identities (from 1918). Edinburgh University Press. p. 54. ISBN   9780748624829.
  2. MacDonald, Fiona (2007). Kidnapped. Salariya Publishers. p. 46. ISBN   9781904642046.
  3. "Kidnapped / Alan Crosland [motion picture]:Bibliographic Record Description: Performing Arts Encyclopedia, Library of Congress". American Memory. Retrieved May 27, 2021.