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Though she owns a large estate and is herself a noblewoman, Lady St. Edmund (Helen Hayes) is anything but rich. Indeed, if she cannot raise the money needed to pay taxes on the estate, she and the large crew of orphans she has taken in will be thrown out. Legend has it that one of her ancestors, a pirate, hid a substantial treasure in gold coins somewhere in the mansion. Lady St. Edmund has not lost sight of the legend, but neither has she found the coins. With the willing help of her children and her valet-of-all trades, Priory (David Niven), she is doing her plucky best to keep the wolf from the door. However, the thieving duo of Bundage and Grimsworthy (Leo McKern and Vivian Pickles) have decided to mount a search for the legendary loot themselves and have persuaded Casey (Jodie Foster), a waif from L.A., to pose as Lady St. Edmund's long-lost granddaughter and help find and steal the loot. This being a Disney production, one can be confident that good will somehow prevail. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


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


Norman Tokar
Ron Miller
Michael Innes
Book Author
Peter Boita
Albert Witherick
Art Director
Julie Harris
Costume Designer
Anthony Squire
Costume Designer
Cliff Culley
Special Effects
Jack Causey
First Assistant Director
Robin Douet
Production Manager