Ransom for Alice (1977)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Hybrid Western, Detective Film  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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; it had all been done earlier, and better, as The Wild Wild West.

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government-agent, assignment, granddaughter, kidnapping, ransom, rescue, team, undercover, dance-hall-girl, girl, gunfighter, teenagers, white-slavery