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Candleshoe (1977)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  16 December 1977 (USA)
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Small-time crook Harry Bundage discovers that the old manor house where Lady St. Edmund resides, with three orphans and her butler Priory is the resting place for a hoard of treasure. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Priory
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Lady St.Edmund
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Casey
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Bundage
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Cluny
Ian Sharrock ...
Peter
Sarah Tamakuni ...
Anna
David Samuels ...
Bobby
John Alderson ...
Jenkins
Mildred Shay ...
Mrs. McCress
Michael Balfour ...
Mr. McCress
Sydney Bromley ...
Mr. Thresher
Michael Segal ...
Train Guard
Vivian Pickles ...
Grimsworthy
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Small-time crook Harry Bundage discovers that the old manor house where Lady St. Edmund resides, with three orphans and her butler Priory is the resting place for a hoard of treasure. Unfortunately, he doesn't know where it is. Bundage recruits urchin Casey Brown to dupe Lady St. Edmund into thinking that she is her long-lost granddaughter, so she can search for clues to the location of the treasure. Unbeknownst to Bundage AND her ladyship, Lady St. Edmund is flat broke, and Priory and the children help her ladyship try to keep her home and pride. Joined by Casey, they do all the chores and Priory acts as the butler, gardener, chauffeur and an old major all at the same time! Written by David A Sparling <d.a.sparling@bradford.ac.uk>

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (uncredited)

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Trivia

Jodie Foster turned down the chance to play Violet in Pretty Baby (1978) in order to play Casey. See more »

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When the letter Bundage is writing to Lady St. Edmund is shown, it is clearly shorter than the text spoken in the voice over. See more »

Quotes

Casey Brown: [Knock on the door] Yeah, who is it? Come on in.
Bobby: It's me. You awake?
Casey Brown: Yeah, I think I am. How come you're not in bed?
Bobby: I've got something for you.
Casey Brown: What's that?
Bobby: Garlic.
Casey Brown: Garlic?
Bobby: Garlic. Keeps ghosts away.
Casey Brown: Garlic keeps everyone away.
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An excellent family film
3 August 2004 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

I worked at the Disney Studios when this film was made. It was given a wide showing to Studio employees prior to release. At that time there were no "main titles." We were also given a list of potential release titles, the simple "Candleshoe" winning out. The employee comments were overwhelmingly positive and the movie went on to do good business.

One reviewer commented that the movie contained a high level of violence for a live action Disney film. It is no more violent than many such Disney movies (just see the final fight in "Blackbeard's Ghost" for example). There are several general brawls in Candleshoe, (including the climatic battle between the good guys and the bad guys), but it all done tongue-in-cheek; it is totally unobjectionable, and meant purely for fun. This last "battle" is played so broadly in fact that one might even say it nearly goes "over the top."

David Niven is wonderful in a variety of roles, from the butler, to a gardener to a retired army colonel. (The role was originally set for Laurence Oliver.) This was the first of two Niven films for Disney, the other being "No Deposit, No Return."

The nice thing about "Candleshoe" is that it continues to entertain more than 25 years after its release.


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