Comedy-adventure with a hit-and-miss list of Disney ingredients: street-smart (formerly 'spunky') Jodie Foster, Uncle David Niven wearing eccentric disguises, sweet Ms Hayes, winsome orphans, a slapstick climax. Candleshoe is the stately Warwicks manor occupied by Lady Gwendolyn, her butler and her multi-racial brood. The problem of its upkeep would be solved by the discovery of the treasure buried by a pirate ancestor; Foster, the delinquent double of Hayes' long-lost granddaughter is imported by the villains to find it first.
Cast and crew
David Swift, Rosemary Anne Sisson
David Niven Helen Hayes Jodie Foster Leo McKern Veronica Quilligan Ian Sharrock