RANSOM FOR ALICE! (TV) (1977 USA)
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Directed by David Lowell Rich
Starring: Gil Gerard, Yvette Mimieux, Charles Napier
Genres: Kidnapping, Period Pieces, Thriller, TV Pilot
75 minutes | Full screen | Color | English
Ransom for Alice was the pilot film for the unsold series The Busters. The protagonists are not narcotics agents as might be assumed, but instead a male-female team of government undercover agents (Gil Gerard, Yvette Mimieux) operating in Seattle in the 1890s. Their current assignment is to rescue a teenaged girl (Laurie Prange) who has been abducted by a white slave ring. The male agent has plenty of opportunity to pose as a gunslinger (with a vast array of creative weaponry), while the female agent is consigned to pose as a dance hall girl. Ransom for Alice is an uncertain blend of cop drama, western, and espionage caper.