Candleshoe (1977)

Norman Tokar directs Jodie Foster, David Niven and Leo McKern in this missing heiress con-kid caper from the Mouse House.

Light and fluffy except when McKern isn’t. He’s a right rotter here, a strong Disney villain. It has a very Victorian idea of what Seventies England was but plonks Jodie’s streetwise tomboy into that fake milieu efficiently. Doesn’t exactly exploit the culture clash well, but Niven butler / master of disguise is a charming plate spinner. Fine.


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