Is ransom a true story?
The film was based on a true crime committed in the 1950’s. Ford’s son is kidnapped by someone posing as a nurse, removing his child from school. A wealthy man, Ford questions the efficacy of paying a ransom- why pay? he asks. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049656/reviews#:~:text=The%20film%20was%20based%20on,he%20asks.