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

CAST

Starring
Glenn Ford   ...   David G. Stannard
Donna Reed   ...   Edith Stannard
With
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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