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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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Complete credited cast:
... Priory
... Lady St. Edmund
... Casey
... Bundage
... Cluny
Ian Sharrock ... Peter
... Anna
David Samuels ... Bobby
John Alderson ... Jenkins
Mildred Shay ... Mrs. McCress
Michael Balfour ... Mr. McCress
... Mr. Thresher
... Train Guard
... 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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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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Final cinema movie of actress Helen Hayes. See more »

Goofs

When Casey and Bundage leave Candleshoe and get into the car, the reflection of a light is visible on the left side of the window. See more »

Quotes

Lady St. Edmund: So, after you left, we examined the fireplace. There was a loose stone...
Casey Brown: You're kiddin'?
Lady St. Edmund: And there was something hidden in the canopy behind it.
[takes out a small, shiny box from behind her back]
Lady St. Edmund: Do you recognize this?
Casey Brown: No.
Lady St. Edmund: Look closer, dear. Are you sure you've never seen it? It's very important!
Casey Brown: No. No. Although...
[begins to whistle the first notes of a tune, then opens the box, which turns out to be a music box that completes the melody]
Casey Brown: Uh, I don't understand...
[...]
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Featured in Disney Through the Decades (2001) See more »

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Greensleeves
Traditional English folk song
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I Love It
27 June 2000 | by 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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