Wednesday, 21 November 2018

logo1

Sponsored By

Joomla SideBanner

Log in!

Remember Me

       

Episode 121: Ransom! (1956)

ransom 1956The second film in our pairing of "film noir" stories is directed by Alex Segal and co-written by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum. Starring Glenn Ford, Donna Reed, and introducing Leslie Nielsen, "Ransom!" tells the story of a rich vacuum cleaner magnate David Stannard (Ford) and his wife Edith (Reed) whose eight year-old son, Andy, is kidnapped. When given with the realities of kidnapping by the Chief of Police and concerned newspaper reporter Charlie Telfer (Nielsen), David decides to go a different route than just paying the ransom demanded by the kidnappers. Although this film comes near the end of the first film noir cycle, it still does a terrific job of using the tropes and features some amazing supporting actors and actresses as well! Plus, learn all about what evil the geeks have planned for their Halloween pairing this year!



Download the Episode

Find us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!

 

BY NC NDWebsite and all episodes Creative Commons
copyrighted, Two Geeks And a G.I.T., BY-NC-ND, 2016