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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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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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Laced with larceny...loaded with laughter! See more »


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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (uncredited)

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Trivia

One of England's greatest actors, Lord Laurence Olivier, was originally considered for the role of Priory. However, David Niven ended up with the role. See more »

Goofs

When Priory, Lady St.Edmond and the kids arrive at the station and find the train leaving, Peter states that it's the last stop before London. This would not be possible as in 1977 (The date on the for sale notice at Candleshoe) trains to London would not be steam hauled, they would be high speed electric trains, steam had not been used on mainlines in Britain for over a decade. See more »

Quotes

Lady St. Edmund: I don't suppose your experience with family life has been a happy one.
Casey Brown: What family life? Tell ya, the only thing i remember about family life is nothing. Zero. One foster dump to another. I mean who really cares about a kid you take in just for the welfare money and the food stamps? I mean who really cares? It's a racket, just like anything else. The whole world's a racket. First thing i ever learned. you get up out of bed in the morning with your dukes up. You got 'em up, first punch is yours.
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I Love It
27 June 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure exactly why I love this film so much. It's not like it has shockingly wonderful performances, story, or setting. But it never fails to warm my heart and make me smile.

Fans of Jodie Foster will recognize her as the young teenage star of this film. She plays Casey, a foster child and juvenile delinquent. A British con man recognizes her as being strikingly similar to a young heiress who disappeared years earlier and offers her anything she wants if she will pretend to be the missing girl. He is certain that there is a treasure hidden in the house of the girl's grandmother, and he wants Casey to find it for him.

The story of how Casey becomes a part of this odd British family is heartwarming and sweet. It is classic Disney fare, without the pathetic romance that often destroys modern Disney films.

Watch this film if only for David Niven's performance as the butler, gardener, grandmother's best friend, and chauffeur.


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