Escape to Witch Mountain (1975, USA) C-97m. ** D: John Hough. Starring Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Walter Barnes, Harry Holcombe. Just okay fantasy adventure about two orphans with special extra-sensory powers, who end up running from super-rich Milland, who wants to use their powers for himself. Nice drifter Albert helps them get to their destination. Disney movie has a flaccid pace and is not always convincing. It comes across as okay family fare. Based on the book by Alexander Key. Remade in 1995 (as a TV movie) and 2009 (as a blockbuster). Followed by a sequel, RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN, in 1978.

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