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Directed byAlan Crosland
Written byRobert Louis Stevenson (novel)
Charles Sumner Williams (scenario)
StarringRaymond McKee
Joseph Burke
Ray Hallor
Release date
  • May 7, 1917 (1917-05-07)
CountryUnited States

Kidnapped is a 1917 American silent adventure film directed by Alan Crosland for Edison Studios. It was based on the 1886 novel Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. The film only included selected parts of the story, and reinforced the then-developing romanticisation of the Scottish Highlands.[1][2]

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



  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. ^ "Kidnapped / Alan Crosland [motion picture]:Bibliographic Record Description: Performing Arts Encyclopedia, Library of Congress". American Memory. Retrieved May 27, 2021.