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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 »

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 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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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La course au trésor See more »

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Technical Specs

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

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

Casey Brown: [Casey has told everyone at Candleshoe the real reason for her arrival and what she has discovered thus far. They are all at the graveyard looking at the headstone] ... And this was the last clue. He followed the Eclipse for riches and fame...
Priory: And if ye would prosper, do ye the same. What does it mean?
Lady St. Edmund: Why, it's very simple. The Eclipse was a ship. Captain Joshua's ship. There's a picture of it in the house, of Captain Joshua accepting the surrender of a Spanish vessel on the Spanish main. Dear ...
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)
Music by George Bruns
Lyrics by Xavier Atencio
Part of its melody feature throughout the film (especially the end of the climax)
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Well done. Bravo
3 July 2000 | by Normy18See 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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