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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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Norman Tokar

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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 Michael Balfour ... Mr. McCress
Sydney Bromley ... Mr. Thresher
Michael Segal ... Train Guard
Vivian Pickles ... Grimsworthy
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La course au trésor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The railway track featured in the film was the heritage Severn Valley Railway that runs between the towns of Bridgnorth, Shropshire and Kidderminister, Worcestershire in the midlands of England. 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

[last lines]
Casey Brown: What if your real granddaughter comes back?
Lady St. Edmund: Perhaps she has.
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Connections

Featured in Disney Through the Decades (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Greensleeves
Traditional English folk song
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the best film EVER!!!
3 February 2001 | by budsheldonSee all my reviews

This film has become cult viewing amongst the students of Birmingham, England, with its quirky Disney humour, its cracking one-liners (they're nice and squashy! whats grandmother going to say when she finds out! better take the garlic! ) top performances, (why did Bobby never work again? ) and a storming soundtrack by the fantastic Ron Goodwin! Parties of students have been found wandering through the Warwickshire countryside on a pilgrimage to Compton Wynyates, aka Candleshoe!The walk was 26 miles in the rain but everyone agreed that it was definitely worth it!!!Candleshoe is quite possibly the best film ever made and Disney at its finest!!!!


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