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Country: USA

Genre: Crime, Drama, Film Noir



After the kidnapping of his son Andy (Bobby Clark), wealthy business executive Dave Stannard (Glenn Ford) prepares to cave in to the demand for a ransom of half a million dollars. A reporter and the police chief, however, both tell him the same thing: whether he pays the ransom or not, he is unlikely to see his son alive again.


  • Based on a popular episode of The United States Steel Hour titled "Fearful Decision", which aired in 1954
  • A loosely based remake starring Mel Gibson was made in 1996 by director Ron Howard. Its title was "Ransom" (i.e. the same title minus the exclamation mark).
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  • Glenn Ford
    (Dave Stannard)
  • Donna Reed
  • Leslie Nielsen
  • Juano Hernandez
  • Robert Keith
  • Richard Gaines
  • Mabel Albertson
  • Alexander Scourby
  • Bobby Clark
    (Andy Stannard)
  • Ainslie Pryor
  • Lori March
  • Robert Burton
  • Juanita Moore
  • Mary Alan Hokanson
  • Robert Stevenson
  • Dick Rich
  • Charles Herbert
    (Butchie Ritter, Neighbor Boy - uncredited)
  • Skip Torgerson
    (Boy - uncredited)

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