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|Directed by|| Otto Preminger (uncredited)|
Alfred L. Werker
|Screenplay by|| Sonya Levien |
Walter Ferris (uncredited)
Richard Sherman (uncredited)
|Story by||Curtis Kenyo (uncredited)|
|Based on|| Kidnapped |
by Robert Louis Stevenson
|Produced by||Kenneth Macgowan|
|Starring|| Warner Baxter |
C. Aubrey Smith
|Music by||Arthur Lange|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|May 27, 1938|
Kidnapped (1938) is an adventure film directed by Otto Preminger (who was uncredited) and Alfred L. Werker, starring Warner Baxter and Freddie Bartholomew, and based on the 1886 novel Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The copyright of the film was renewed.
In 1747, David Balfour's evil uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent to sea where he meets exiled Alan Breck. The two make their way back to Scotland and justice.
Otto Ludwig Preminger was an Austro-Hungarian-born theatre and film director, film producer, and actor.
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Frederick Cecil Bartholomew, known for his acting work as Freddie Bartholomew, was an English-American child actor. One of the most famous child actors of all time, he became very popular in 1930s Hollywood films. His most famous starring roles are in Captains Courageous (1937) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936).
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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 1886 novel Kidnapped and the first half of the 1893 sequel Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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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.