Escape to Witch Mountain

Film, Family and kids

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.


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

John Hough
Robert M Young
Eddie Albert
Ray Milland
Donald Pleasence
Kim Richards
Ike Eisenmann
Walter Barnes