Young orphans with supernatural powers, Tony and Tia (Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann), are searching for their mysterious roots and suffer many mishaps along the way in this Disney thriller. First, a mad man, Aristotle Bolt (Ray Milland), who wants to use their powers to become invincible, holds them captive. Then, after escaping, they are pursued by Bolt and the police who are convinced the children are witches and therefore are from a strange, remote place the locals call Witch Mountain.© Bill Laidlaw. All Rights Reserved. That's my 2½¢ worth
With the aid of a stranger they meet along the way (Eddie Albert), and their magical powers, the children follow a curious map they found in the strange metallic case that Tia carries. She is convinced the map - and the mountains it leads to - are the key to their lost identity.
Donald Pleasence. 97 minutes rated G. Beware inferior 1990s TV-movie remake (Beyond Witch Mountain). "Escape To Witch Mountain" (1975) is scheduled on the Hallmark Channel
"Scary, suspenseful and bubbling like a witch’s brew with surprises. This time Tia and Tony Malone, castaway children from another planet, leave their remote terrestrial community of Witch Mountain to see what life is like in the city. Their adventures begin, and almost end, when a scientist who can turn humans into robots kidnaps Tony after witnessing the employment of the boy’s special powers."
Return From Witch Mountain(1975)
Sequel's new cast: Bette Davis, Christopher Lee
Hallmark Channel (formerly OdysseyFamily channel)
"Witch Mountain" availability on video and on DVD from Amazon.com
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Kim Richards is the aunt of Paris and Nicki Hilton. Her sister Kathy is Paris and Nickie's mother
Also: The Cat From Outer Space, That Darn Cat!
Race To Witch Mountain (2009)