Mystery at Castle House (Captioned)

Australia, 1981

Film

Spider, an adventurous 12 year old, takes his new friends, Ben and Kate, across the harbour to a deserted old mansion, Castle House. Two other boys disappear before their eyes in the overgrown grounds. The eccentric elderly owner suddenly returns, and Spider and his friends find a secret tunnel. Filmed around the natural bushland and bays of Sydney Harbour. it’s action all the way with enough crazy fun to keep children and their parents spellbound.

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Credits

director

Peter Maxwell

producer

Brendon Lunney

production company

Independent Productions (AU)

Duration

01:25:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300023

Language

English

Sound/audio

Captioned

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q7752875

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