Candleshoe [DVD] [1977]

Norman Tokar directs David Niven, Helen Hayes, and a young Jodie Foster in the family friendly adventure comedy Candleshoe. This edition of the film is a vast improvement over the original DVD. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and looks a great deal better than the picture on the original DVD release. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono and Spanish subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this disc is still worthwhile for fans of the film as well as those looking for family-friendly fare.
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Special Features

  • French language track
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Closed Captioned


Though she owns a large estate and is herself a noblewoman, Lady St. Edmund (Helen Hayes) is anything but rich. Indeed, if she cannot raise the money needed to pay taxes on the estate, she and the large crew of orphans she has taken in will be thrown out. Legend has it that one of her ancestors, a pirate, hid a substantial treasure in gold coins somewhere in the mansion. Lady St. Edmund has not lost sight of the legend, but neither has she found the coins. With the willing help of her children and her valet-of-all trades, Priory (David Niven), she is doing her plucky best to keep the wolf from the door. However, the thieving duo of Bundage and Grimsworthy (Leo McKern and Vivian Pickles) have decided to mount a search for the legendary loot themselves and have persuaded Casey (Jodie Foster), a waif from L.A., to pose as Lady St. Edmund's long-lost granddaughter and help find and steal the loot. This being a Disney production, one can be confident that good will somehow prevail. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • David Niven
    David Niven - Priory
  • Helen Hayes
    Helen Hayes - Lady St. Edmund
  • Jodie Foster
    Jodie Foster - Casey
  • Leo McKern
    Leo McKern - Harry Bondage
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    Veronica Quilligan - Cluny

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