The Big Chief

  • 1959
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Children's, Comedy

This is the Gallic version of William Sidney Porter's "The Ransom of Red Chief," which was done as part of O. HENRY'S FULL HOUSE in 1952. Two would-be kidnapers abduct a young man who comes from a wealthy family. In order to keep the boy happy while they await the ransom, both men dress as Indians--that being the lad's pleasure. But the kid is such a rotten...read more

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This is the Gallic version of William Sidney Porter's "The Ransom of Red Chief," which was done as part of O. HENRY'S FULL HOUSE in 1952. Two would-be kidnapers abduct a young man who comes from a wealthy family. In order to keep the boy happy while they await the ransom, both men dress

as Indians--that being the lad's pleasure. But the kid is such a rotten child that the family refuses to pay ransom for him. Eventually the kidnapers pay the family to take the little monster back. A funny story, this film suffers from too much padding added to fill it out to feature length. (In

French; English subtitles.)

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  • Review: This is the Gallic version of William Sidney Porter's "The Ransom of Red Chief," which was done as part of O. HENRY'S FULL HOUSE in 1952. Two would-be kidnapers abduct a young man who comes from a wealthy family. In order to keep the boy happy while they a… (more)

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