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Escape to Witch Mountain

  • Film
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Time Out says

A Disney adventure with quite a lot going for it, even if it does end up spreading itself too wide for the sakes of the entire family. Two orphans, gifted with extra-terrestrial powers, get sidetracked in their search for their origins by an unscrupulous Milland, who hopes to use their clairvoyance to increase his own wealth. What emerges is a chase film - with the kids aided by a gruff but friendly Eddie Albert - which employs fast cars and a helicopter in much the same manner as Hough's earlier Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry. Most of the credit must rest with the adult actors, who refuse to patronise their material; interestingly, the film's underlying themes ('Our planet was dying. The only industry left was the manufacture of spaceships') are both topical and quite serious.
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Release Details

  • Duration:97 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:John Hough
  • Screenwriter:Robert M Young
  • Cast:
    • Eddie Albert
    • Ray Milland
    • Donald Pleasence
    • Kim Richards
    • Ike Eisenmann
    • Walter Barnes
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