The struggle of five motherless children to save their inventor father from financial ruin. Their good-hearted efforts yield disastrous results at first, but their determination wins in the end.
A terrible doom falls over the house of Bastable! Widower Richard Bastable (Nicholas Farrell, Chariots of Fire) faces financial ruin if he cannot complete his new invention, a refrigeration machine. With creditors at their doorstep, his five imaginative and mischievous children team up "to restore the fortunes of our house." From the pen of Edith Nesbit (The Railway Children) comes this classic story about a family that never loses faith in each other. The distinguished cast includes James Wilby (Howards End) as the familys dashing next door neighbor, a famous explorer, and, in her first major speaking role, eleven-year-old Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean), as "The Princess," who joins the children in their backyard adventures. The entire family will treasure this heartwarming story.
|Series||Family classic films|
Inventors -- Drama.
Father and child -- Drama.
Families -- Drama.
|Publisher|| Chicago, Ill. :Distributed by Questar,2000
Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924.
McKee, Gina, 1964-
Richardson, Ian, 1934-2007.
James Wilby, Nicholas Farrell, Gina McKee, Ian Richardson.
Music, Tony Flynn ; camera operator, Nathan Mann ; editor, Michael Pike ; director of photography, David Higgs.
Based on the novel by Edith Nesbit.
"A classic family adventure"--Container.
Special DVD features: Edith Nesbit: biography of the author; The Bastables' England: historical background; Thoughts to be shared with family and friends; Previews of additional Questar Family Classic Films; Stereo sound and scene index.
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.