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Ransom! (24-Jan-1956)

Director: Alex Segal

Writers: Cyril Hume; Richard Maibaum

Music by: Jeff Alexander

Producer: Nicholas Nayfack

Keywords: Thriller, Kidnapping

A wealthy business executive's son is kidnapped, and ransom of $500,000 is demanded. He gathers the ransom but then abruptly announces on television that instead of paying, it is now the price on the kidnapper's head -- surprising even his wife, played by Donna Reed. Good thriller based on a crime committed in the 1950s, better than the 1996 remake Ransom.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mabel Albertson
24-Jul-1901 28-Sep-1982 Darrin's mother on Bewitched
Glenn Ford
1-May-1916 30-Aug-2006 Gilda, Blackboard Jungle
Richard Gaines
23-Jul-1904 20-Jul-1975 Double Indemnity
Robert Keith
10-Feb-1896 22-Dec-1966 Guys and Dolls
Juanita Moore
19-Oct-1922 31-Dec-2013 Imitation of Life
Leslie Nielsen
11-Feb-1926 28-Nov-2010 Airplane!
Donna Reed
27-Jan-1921 14-Jan-1986 The Donna Reed Show
Alexander Scourby
13-Nov-1913 22-Feb-1985 Stage, radio, and film actor


Glenn Ford   ...   David G. Stannard
Donna Reed   ...   Edith Stannard
Leslie Nielsen   ...   Charlie Telfer
Juano Hernandez   ...   Jesse Chapman
Robert Keith   ...   Chief Jim Backett
Richard Gaines   ...   Langly
Mabel Albertson   ...   Mrs. Partridge
Alexander Scourby   ...   Dr. Paul Y. Gorman
Bobby Clark   ...   Andy Stannard
Ainslie Pryor   ...   Al Stannard
Lori March   ...   Elizabeth Stannard
Robert Burton   ...   Sheriff Jake Kessing
Juanita Moore   ...   Shirley Lorraine
Mary Alan Hokanson   ...   Nurse
Robert Forrest   ...   Fred Benson
Dick Rich   ...   Sgt. Wenzel


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