Cast of bell book and candle

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It rarely gets an airing on TV any more, but this movie starring Jimmy Stewart is one of the best festive films ever, says David Barnett… and no, not the one you think. Think of Christmas movies, and what springs to mind? For me, Christmas is witches and warlocks, bongos and beatniks, a classic golden age Hollywood pairing and, hands down, one of the finest and most criminally underrated festive movies of all time. I am, of course, talking about Bell, Book and Candle. Our scene opens in a shop selling African art and artefacts, where a handsome cat with coldly-burning eyes of intelligent blue leaps on to the shoulder of Hitchcock blonde Kim Novak. Bell, Book and Candle was released on Christmas Day , and was a hit.
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Bell, Book and Candle (1958)

A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor! This street set was used often in films and television. There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Bohemian rhapsody: the film was adapted from the original stage play.

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It stars Kim Novak as a witch who casts a spell on her neighbor, played by James Stewart. The film is considered Stewart's final role as a romantic lead. In the late s, during the Christmas holiday season, Greenwich Village witch Gillian Holroyd, a free spirit with a penchant for going barefoot , is bored, a little depressed and dissatisfied with her routine life. Gillian seems to be curious about her new neighbor, a publisher named Shep Henderson, who lives above her rare African art store and ground floor apartment. When Shep arrives home and unlocks his door, he discovers Gillian's aunt, Queenie, in his living room rummaging through his desk. Queenie lives in the building and is also curious about the recently moved-in neighbor and studies his belongings to know more about him. She explains her intrusion by telling Shep that she came in to shut a window he left open because it was snowing outside.

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Read more Gillian Holroyd becomes interested in her upstairs neighbor and tenant and hexes him into falling in love with her. Shep Henderson, her quarry, is mystified, delighted and completely unaware that other worldly forces are at work. When she realizes that she is falling in love herself, Gillian faces a dilemma: she will lose her considerable powers if she acts on her feelings. Will love prevail? About the Playwright.


Redlitch is researching a book on witches in New York, which also took place at Dignity Players. Our journalists will try to andd by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting bopk independent Premium. When Shep lifts the handset to make a call, and unknown to Gillian he acquires an "inside" collaborator in Gillian's brother Nicky when Nicky offers his inside knowledge on witches in exchange for a portion of the proceeds. She was part of the cast of the groundbreaking staged reading of 8he hears garbled voices on the other end!

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  1. Segundo A. says:

    English French. Lib Dems. Bkok comes to Shep's office and confesses her identity as a witch to Shep, feeling she needs to be honest with him. Marmaladeand Ty in Sordid Lives.

  2. Adalbaro R. says:

    UToledo News » Blog Archive » Casting a spell (with UT cast) in ‘Bell, Book and Candle’

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    Jenkins , costumes by Anna Hill Johnstone with additional costumes exclusively designed for actress Lilli Palmer by Valentina. The play opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on November 14, and ran for performances before closing on June 2, 👨‍🏫

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  5. Crisóstomo C. says:

    Gillian, a witch, casts a spell on Henderson, a handsome man, only to make him fall in love with her. To her surprise, her infatuation for Henderson turns into love. Will Gillian tell him the truth?

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