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Candleshoe (1977)

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Welcome to Candleshoe, a stately English manor where a swashbuckling pirate hid a fortune in Spanish doubloons centuries ago. And that's what young orphan Casey and a sly con man are determined to find.

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

David Swift (screenplay), Rosemary Anne Sisson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Niven ... Priory
Helen Hayes ... Lady St. Edmund
Jodie Foster ... Casey
Leo McKern ... Bundage
Veronica Quilligan ... Cluny
Ian Sharrock Ian Sharrock ... Peter
Sarah Tamakuni ... Anna
David Samuels David Samuels ... Bobby
John Alderson John Alderson ... Jenkins
Mildred Shay 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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Their Family Fortune Is Bigger Than They Imagined! See more »


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Trivia

The character of Bundage portrayed by Leo McKern was inspired by Charles Dickens according to Lawrence Van Gelder of 'The New York Times'. See more »

Goofs

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: For the sunrise student, there is treasure among books.
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Connections

Referenced in Goofy Wants Your Money (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Greensleeves
Traditional English folk song
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An excellent family film
3 August 2004 | by al-eatonSee 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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Language:

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Release Date:

16 December 1977 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (uncredited)

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1.66 : 1
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