Norman Tokar (1977)

U Certificate


Our Score
In her fifth outing for Disney, Jodie Foster is in fine fettle as a tomboy turning the tables on bungling crook Leo McKern. Adapted from Michael Innes's book Christmas at Candleshoe, this is the kind of family entertainment that everyone seems to have forgotten how to make - good story, fine acting and no special effects. The star of the show is David Niven, who is clearly having a ball beneath his various disguises, but there's also solid support from Helen Hayes as the owner of a stately children's hostel that will be closed down unless some buried treasure is unearthed.


An elderly woman with little money is in danger of losing her stately home - currently being used as a children's hospital - unless she can find a collection of gold coins hidden somewhere in the building. Meanwhile, a conman is also keen to get his hands on the treasure, and persuades an American tomboy to pose as the heiress to the estate. Disney comedy, starring Jodie Foster, David Niven, Helen Hayes and Leo McKern.

Cast & Crew

Casey Brown Jodie Foster
Lady St Edmund Helen Hayes
Priory David Niven
Harry Bundage Leo McKern
Cluny Veronica Quilligan
Peter Ian Sharrock
Anna Sarah Tamakuni
Bobby David Samuels
Jenkins John Alderson
Mrs McCress Mildred Shay
Mr McCress Michael Balfour
Mr Thresher Sydney Bromley
Clara Grimsworthy Vivian Pickles
Director Norman Tokar
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company LtdAvailable on: video
Comedy Children's