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Saturday Cinema: The Kidnappers


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starring Duncan Macrae
Adrienne Corrl , Jean Anderson
To grim Jim MacKenzie 's bleak Nova Scotia homestead come his two young orphan grandchildren, Harry and Davy. In spite of kindness from their grandmother and Aunt Kirsty , the boys' zest for life is soon blunted by the stern old man and, denied even a dog, they resort to kidnapping ...
Screenplay by NEIL PATERSON Produced by EARL ST JOHN Directed by PHILIP LEACOCK
(Blacfc and white). Films: page 12


Unknown: Duncan MacRae
Unknown: Adrienne Corrl
Unknown: Jean Anderson
Unknown: Jim MacKenzie
Unknown: Aunt Kirsty
Play By: Neil Paterson
Produced By: Earl St John
Directed By: Philip Leacock
Grandaddy: Duncan MacRae
Grandma: Jean Anderson
Kirsty: Adrienne Corri
Willem Bloem: Theodore Bikel
Harry: Jon Whiteley
Davy: Vincent Winter
Jan Hooft Sr,: Francis de Wolff

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