The Hostage (1967 film)

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The Hostage
The Hostage.jpg
Theatrical poster to The Hostage
Directed by Russell S. Doughten Jr.
Produced by Russell S. Doughten Jr.
Written by Robert Laning (screenplay)
Henry Farrell (novel)
Starring Don O'Kelly
Harry Dean Stanton
John Carradine
Music by Jaime Mendoza-Nava
Cinematography Ted V. Mikels
Edited by Gary Kurtz
Ron Honthaner
Heartland Productions
Distributed by Crown International Pictures
Release date
October 23, 1967 (1967-10-23)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Hostage is a 1967 Crown International low-budget motion picture starring Don O'Kelly, James Almanzar and Joanne Brown, with Leland Brown, John Carradine, and Harry Dean Stanton.

The film was directed by Russell S. Doughten Jr. It was adapted for the screen by Robert Laning, based on the 1959 novel The Hostage by Henry Farrell.

When it was made, Don O'Kelly was a TV actor. His career was cut short when he died shortly after making this movie. This was one of Harry Dean Stanton's earliest films.

The plot centers on a young boy who becomes a hostage after he is accidentally closed inside a moving van.

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