Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Kidnapped (1960 Movie)

“Kidnapped” is a live-action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was released in 1960 and is based on the classic novel “Kidnapped” by Robert Louis Stevenson, which was originally published in 1886.

The film is set in 18th-century Scotland and follows the story of David Balfour, a young man who sets out to claim his inheritance after the death of his father. However, he soon finds himself entangled in political intrigue and betrayal when he is kidnapped by his greedy uncle, Ebenezer Balfour, who seeks to claim David’s rightful inheritance.

While in captivity, David befriends a Jacobite rebel named Alan Breck Stewart, who helps him escape and embark on a perilous journey across the Scottish Highlands. Along the way, they encounter various challenges, dangers, and adventures as they try to evade capture and uncover the truth behind the conspiracy against David.

“Kidnapped” is known for its captivating storyline, stunning Scottish landscapes, and excellent performances from its cast. The film captures the spirit of the original novel, providing a thrilling and heartwarming adventure for audiences of all ages.

Though not as widely remembered as some other Disney classics, “Kidnapped” remains a well-regarded film among fans of adventure and historical dramas. It showcases the enduring appeal of classic literature brought to life on the silver screen by the magic of Disney storytelling.

Additional Details


  • Peter Finch: Allan Breck Stewart
  • James MacArthur: David Balfour
  • Bernard Lee: Captain Hoseason
  • John Laurie: Ebenezer Balfour
  • Niall MacGinnis: Mr. Shuan
  • Finlay Currie: Cluny MacPherson
  • Miles Malleson: Mr. Rankeillor
  • Duncan Macrae: The Highlander
  • Andrew Cruickshank: Colin Campbell
  • Peter O’Toole: Robin MacGregor
  • Alex Mackenzie: The Ferryman
  • Oliver Johnston: Mr. Campbell
  • Norman Macowan: Tinker
  • Eileen Way: Jennet Clouston
  • Edie Martin: the woman on the bridge
  • Abe Barker: Donald Dhu MacLaren


  • Director: Robert Stevenson
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Writer: Robert Stevenson
  • Music: Cedric Thorpe Davie

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