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Candleshoe (1977)

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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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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For 10% of the action and a red Ferrari, she'd con her own grandmother. See more »


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16 December 1977 (USA)  »

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La course au trésor  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (uncredited)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Laurence Olivier was originally considered for the role of Priory. However, David Niven was cast instead. See more »

Goofs

After Harry has inspected the scars on Casey's shoulder in the bathroom, the towel around Casey's neck changes sides. See more »

Quotes

Cluny: [Casey has just come out of the closet after talking privately with Bundage] Who were you telephoning?
Casey Brown: My stock broker. I told him to order 100 pounds of Alakazam Salt and Pepper.
Cluny: Listen, you're up to something.
[steps closer]
Cluny: I want to know what it is.
Casey Brown: Na, you listen. If you don't keep your snout out of my business,
[squints and smiles]
Casey Brown: your smeller will wind up where your ears 'otta be.
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Well done. Bravo
3 July 2000 | by (Coon Rapids, MN) – See all my reviews

One of Jodie Foster's first roles, but she succeeds brilliantly despite a script with some corny verbatim. Very tomboyish but still gorgeous and her demeanor and acting ability far surpass her years. Niven is great fun playing several roles, all while trying to keep a straight face. Fight scene near end perhaps a bit overlong and typical, but maintains some humour. Average script is made up for with strong, tender performances in a children's movie (which probably only appeals to adults, now)which surprisingly is not emotionally manipulative. 7/10


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