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Candleshoe

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 1977
  • Norman Tokar
  • 96 mins
  • U

Summary

Family comedy starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes and David Niven. A conman tries to convince a rich widow that he has found her long-lost granddaughter in order to plunder her estate.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Casey BrownJodie Foster
Lady St EdmundHelen Hayes
PrioryDavid Niven
Harry BundageLeo McKern
ClunyVeronica Quilligan
PeterIan Sharrock
AnnaSarah Tamakuni
BobbyDavid Samuels
JenkinsJohn Alderson
Mrs McCressMildred Shay
Mr McCressMichael Balfour
Mr ThresherSydney Bromley
Clara GrimsworthyVivian Pickles

Crew

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DirectorNorman Tokar

Details

Theatrical distributor
The Walt Disney Company Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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