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The Treasure Seekers (1996)

| Drama, Family | TV Movie 1996
Widower Richard Bastable faces financial ruin if he cannot complete his new invention, a refrigeration machine.

Director:

Juliet May

Writers:

Olivia Hetreed, E. Nesbit (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Camilla Power ... Dora Bastable
Felicity Jones ... Alice Bastable
Kristopher Milnes Kristopher Milnes ... Oswald Bastable
Ben Simpson Ben Simpson ... Noel Bastable
William Forde William Forde ... H.O. Bastable
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ... Eliza
Nicholas Farrell ... Bastable
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Bates
Ian Richardson ... Haig
Alexander Harding Alexander Harding ... Albert-Next-Door
James Wilby ... Henry Carlisle
Gina McKee ... Mary Leslie
Roger Sloman ... Wiggins
Nigel Davenport ... Lord Blackstock
Peter Capaldi ... Jellicoe
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Widower Richard Bastable faces financial ruin if he cannot complete his new invention, a refrigeration machine.

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fünf gegen den Rest der Welt See more »

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Production Co:

Tetra Films See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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In 2014 two of the young actresses in this film, Felicity Jones and Keira Knightley, were nominated for Academy Awards in different movies. See more »

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12 November 2017 | by ross_tmSee all my reviews

The Story of the Treasure Seekers is the first of the "Bastable" series by E. Nesbit, an English author of children's books who is practically unknown outside of England. This adaptation is most notable for its excellent cast, including early appearances by Felicity Jones and Keira Knightley, an over-the-top bad-guy performance by Ian Richardson, and Peter Capaldi before he developed his more colorful vocabulary. (Most of the other players, both major and minor, will be immediately recognizable to anyone who watches British TV or movies.) There's not much plot, and there are so many characters that you don't really anchor to any (Camilla Power and James Wilby probably have the biggest roles), but it manages to be fairly entertaining throughout. Overall it feels like it would fit in well among the better of the live-action Disney movies of the 60s and early 70s.


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