Kidnapped (1917 film)

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Directed by Alan Crosland
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), Charles Sumner Williams (scenario)
Starring Raymond McKee, Joseph Burke and Ray Hallor
Release dates
  • May 7, 1917 (1917-05-07)
Country United States
Language Silent

Kidnapped is a 1917 silent film based on the novel Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, directed by Alan Crosland at Edison Studios. The film only included selected parts of the story, and reinforced the then developing romanticisation of the Scottish Highlands.[1] No copies of the film are known to survive.[2]

Previously thought lost, a copy of the film is preserved in the Library of Congress collection.[3]


  • Raymond McKee - David Balfour
  • Joseph Burke - Ebenezer Balfour
  • Ray Hallor - Ransome
  • William Wadsworth - Angus Ban Keillor
  • Robert Cain - Alan Breck
  • Walter Craven - Riach
  • John Nicholson - Shuan
  • Franklyn Hanna - Captain Hoseason (*Franklin Farnum)
  • Samuel N. Niblack - Cluny McPherson (*as Samuel Niblack)
  • Horace Haine - Colin Campbell (*as Horace Hane)
  • James Levering - Minister


  1. ^ Brown, Ian (2007). The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature: Modern Transformations: New Identities (from 1918). Edinburgh University Press. p. 54. ISBN 9780748624829. 
  2. ^ MacDonald, Fiona (2007). Kidnapped. Salariya Publishers. p. 46. ISBN 9781904642046. 
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Film Survival Catalog:Kidnapped

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