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Sweet Hostage

withers george song novel

(ABC, 10/10/1975, 120 mins). A bizarre drama of a young woman who is kidnapped by an escaped mental patient and whisked away to his remote mountain cabin, where her abductor becomes her teacher, friend and lover. Originally titled “Welcome to Xanadu,” after the 1968 novel by Nathaniel Benchley, it was filmed in Taos, New Mexico.

Production Company Brut Productions. Director Lee Philips. Executive Producer George Barrie. Producers Richard E Lyons, Sidney D Balkin. Teleplay Edward Hume. Based on a Novel by Nathaniel Benchley. Photography Richard C. Glouner. Music Luchi De Jesus. Song “Strangers on a Carousel” by George Barrie, Bob Larimer. Song performed by Stephen Schwartz. Editor George Jay Nicholson. Art Director Phil Barber.

Cast Linda Blair (Doris Mae Withers), Martin Sheen (Leonard Hatch), Jeanne Cooper (Mrs. Withers), Bert Remsen (Mr. Withers), Lee deBroux (Sheriff Emmet), Dehl Berti (Harry Fox), Al Hopson (Mr. Smathers), Bill Sterchi (Hank Smathers), Roberto Valentino DeLeon (Juan), Michael Eiland (Tom Martinez), Mary Michael Carnes (Dry goods clerk), Don Hann (Liquor store proprietor), Ross Elder (Hospital attendant), Chris Williams (Man in bungalow).

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