Kidnapped Movies & Media Adaptations

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This lively adventure story has lent itself especially well to cinema adaptations. They begin with the 1917 silent verison, produced by Edison and directed by Alan Crosley. The next popular version was Danish, starring Holger-Madsen as Long John Silver. In 1938, Twentieth Century Fox brought out another adaptation, directed by Alfred L. Werker and starring the late John Carradine. Roddy McDowell starred in the Monogram production, directed by William Beaudine, in 1948. In 1960, Disney created yet another version, starring Peter Finch and Peter O' Toole and directed by Robert Sevenson. Another pair of British actors, Michael Caine and Jack Hawkins, took lead roles in the Omnibus production of 1971, directed by Delbert Mann.

There is even an animated version, produced in Australia in 1972. The latest adaptation is a 1995 made-fortelevision movie, directed by Ivan Passer, and co-executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola. Filmed entirely in Ireland, it starred Armand Assante as Alan Breck (with...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Kidnapped from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.