Ransom of Red Chief takes place in a 1920’s atmosphere which sets off this zany story of two inept kidnappers. These kidnappers think that snatching the son of a banker in a sleepy Alabama town will make them some fast and easy money. Sam and Bill soon find out that young Johnny (“Red Chief, terror of the plains”) is a handful. They cut the kidnapping short and rush to pick up the money, but find the tables again turned. “Watching this film is an experience of total pleasure. A well-chosen cast and good script contributed to its charming quality.”—VOYA. Based on the story by O. Henry.
ALA Selected Films for Young Adults
CINE Golden Eagle
Columbus Film Festival
27 minutes • Color