About the film
The Shady Hill Kidnapping
Release Date: January 12, 1982
|Production Companies||:||Thirteen, Public Broadcasting Service|
|Producers||:||Howard Feuer, Jeremy Ritzer, Jac Venza, Susie Simons, Ann Blumenthal|
John Cheever's wry comedy of errors comes to the screen in this filmed presentation from the Broadway Theatre Archive. An upper-middle-class suburb is turned upside-down by the apparent kidnapping of Toby Wooster (Garrett Hanf). Unaware that the whole thing is a setup, the town swings into action to raise funds to meet the kidnappers' ransom demands. George Grizzard, Polly Holliday, Katharine Balfour and Celeste Holm star.