Candleshoe

Candleshoe

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Director: Norman Tokar

Cast: David Niven, Helen Hayes, Jodie Foster

     
 

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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.See more details below

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Candleshoe is typical live-action Disney fare of the '70s, but as family films of the period go, it's rather entertaining and enjoyable. Certainly the presence of such talented actors as Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes, and David Niven gives the film a great deal more interest than it would normally have, and while none of these actors is giving the performance of a lifetime, they are all pleasant company and each one manages to find moments in the film to work a little of their special magic. While the screenplay doesn't give them any remarkable "money scenes," it does provide them with a very workable story and characters that, if not unusual, are fairly well defined. Norman Tokar directs in his usual manner, which is to say in the patented Disney "house style" (i.e., make it clear, and if you're not sure it's clear, repeat until it is clear). There's little originality in his work, but he benefits from the superior cast he has assembled, and he does do a nice job of photographing the Candleshoe estate itself and helping the audience to feel a proprietary interest in it. And overall, there's a friendly peppiness to the film that's appealing. Candleshoe is not a great film, but its primary audience of kids should find a great deal to like, and most parents will find enough to keep them occupied.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
UPC:
0786936234251
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:41:00
Sales rank:
9,103

Special Features

Closed Caption; French language track; Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Niven Priory
Helen Hayes Lady St. Edmund
Jodie Foster Casey
Leo McKern Harry Bondage
Veronica Quilligan Cluny
Ian Sharrock Peter
Sarah Tamakuni Anna
David Samuels Bobby
John Alderson Jenkins
Mildred Shay Mrs. McCress
Michael Balfour Mr. McCress
Sydney Bromley Mr. Thresher
Michael Segal Train Guard
Vivian Pickles Grimsworthy

Technical Credits
Norman Tokar Director
Paul Beeson Cinematographer
Peter Boita Editor
Jack Causey Asst. Director
Cliff Culley Special Effects
Robin Douet Production Manager
Ron Goodwin Score Composer
Julie Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Ron Miller Producer
Rosemary Anne Sisson Screenwriter
Anthony Squire Costumes/Costume Designer
David Swift Screenwriter
Albert Witherick Art Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/Captured! [7:32]
2. Pure Larceny [11:45]
3. Candleshoe [13:43]
4. Meet the Family [9:41]
5. Secrets in the Library [10:43]
6. Settling Matters [5:58]
7. The Grave [3:43]
8. Colonel Dennis [5:06]
9. Market Day [7:45]
10. The Auction [11:33]
11. The Fight for Candleshoe [8:58]
12. Found Fortune/Ending [4:13]

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