Cinema: New Picture, may 2, 1960

Kidnapped (Walt Disney; Buena Vista). Robert Louis Stevenson's casual classic was written, he confessed, with "no more desperate purpose than to steal some young gentleman's attention from his Ovid." Walt Disney's movie version may persuade the young gentlemen that Latin homework is a comparative pleasure.

Shot in Scotland by Director Robert Stevenson, who says he is Author Stevenson's tenth cousin, Kidnapped follows the story of the novel accurately enough. David Balfour (James MacArthur, 22-year-old son of Actress Helen Hayes), "a steady lad and a canny goer," is diddled out of an inheritance...

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