Tech Toys for AllSave on tech gifts for everyone on your list.Shop now ›

When I Find the Ocean/The Little Princess/The Bracelet of Bordeaux/Everyone Loves Mel [DVD]

Cardholder Offers

Overview

Synopsis

The Bracelet of Bordeaux
Two adventurous preteen girls use the power of a magical bracelet to do battle with a gang of nefarious dognappers. Helen (Ally Claire Carson) and her family are moving into their new home when they find a young girl named Marie tied up in their foyer. Even worse, Marie's poodle, Elka, has vanished. Helen and Marie soon find a magical bracelet and set out to solve a mystery involving missing dogs, vicious mobsters, and one very crooked cop. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

When I Find the Ocean
Diane Ladd Lee Majors, Bernie Casey, and Amy Redford star in writer/producer/director Tonya S. Holly's childhood drama about a girl who leaves her loving family behind in order to overcome her fears and set her heart at peace. The year is 1965: Lily Strickland lives in Alabama with her loving mother Jenny (Redford) and her caring grandparents Thomas (Majors) and Edna (Ladd). Lily's father disappeared at sea years ago, yet his independent spirit lives on in the young girl who never lost her belief in dreams. After her husband died, Lily's mother refused to open her heart to another man. Only recently has Jenny allowed another man into her life, but Dean (Richard Tyson) has secrets that only Lily knows about. Lily may have never gotten the chance to say goodbye to her father, but now she feels him calling to her from the sea. Summoning the courage to strike out from her safe environment and seek out the answers that she cannot find at home, Lily befriends a kindly tugboat captain named Amos (Casey and sets out with her dog on the adventure of a lifetime. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Everyone Loves Mel
Joey Travolta directed this comedy-drama for the family. Two children from the city spend the summer at their grandfather's ranch where they make a new friend -- Mel, grandpa's giant turtle who can do tricks and loves pancakes. But while Grandfather and the kids are all very attached to Mel, one of his neighbors is opening a theme park and wants Mel as their official mascot ; he's willing even to steal him if Grandfather won't turn him over willingly. Julia Hagerty, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Scalia, and Greg Evigan star. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

The Little Princess
Shirley Temple's first Technicolor feature, The Little Princess was inspired by the oft-filmed novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Set in turn-of-the-century England, the film finds Temple being enrolled in a boarding school by her wealthy widowed father (Ian Hunter), who must head off to fight in the Boer War. At first, Temple is treated like royalty; her behavior couldn't be more down to earth, but this preferential treatment foments resentment. When her father is reported killed in the war, circumstances are severely altered. The spiteful headmistress (Mary Nash) relegates Temple to servant status and forces the girl to sleep in a drafty attic. She keeps her spirits up by hoping against hope that her father will return, and to that end she haunts the corridors of a nearby military hospital. Queen Victoria doesn't have to make a guest appearance in the tearfully joyous closing sequence, but it does serve as icing on the cake to this, one of Temple's most enjoyable feature films. Reliable Shirley Temple flick supporting actors Cesar Romero and Arthur Treacher are back in harness in The Little Princess, while adult leading lady Anita Louise figures prominently in a sugary dream sequence. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Image coming soon
    Ally Claire Carson - Helen Hixon
  • Image coming soon
    Kelsey Edwards - Marie Meir
  • Image coming soon
    Shane Savage - Bart
  • Image coming soon
    Brian Thornton - Lubbock Hixon
  • Image coming soon
    Michelle Hatmaker - Honey Hixon
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.