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In the late 1950s, Gillian Holroyd (Kim Novak) is a modern-day witch living in New York City's Greenwich Village. When she encounters charming publisher Shepherd Henderson (James Stewart), she decides to make him hers by casting a love spell. Gillian takes added pleasure in doing so because Henderson is engaged to her old college rival (Janice Rule). However, Gillian finds herself actually falling for Shepherd, which poses a problem: She will lose her powers if she falls in love.

Cast & Crew

James Stewart
Shep Henderson
Kim Novak
Gil Holroyd
Jack Lemmon
Nicky Holroyd
Ernie Kovacs
Sidney Redlitch
Hermione Gingold
Bianca de Passe
Janice Rule
Merle Kittridge
Philippe Clay
French Singer at the Zodiac Club
George Duning
Original Music
James Wong Howe
Cinematographer
Cary Odell
Art Direction
Louis Diage
Set Decoration
Jean Louis
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Critic Reviews for Bell, Book and Candle

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (4)

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  • Sep 05, 2010
    This movie is so fun, and was probably the inspiration for the show Bewitched. It has a great cast too. The movie is pretty good, but it could've been better.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Mar 26, 2009
    A light romantic comedy with supernatural undertones starring the two leads from Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo"? "Bell, Book and Candle" comes off like a light-hearted "Rosemary's Baby" or an adult version of Harry Potter. Jimmy Stewart stars as Shep, a book publisher living in a building full of witches (only he doesn't know they're witches). The pretty blonde witch, Gil (Kim Novak) decides she wants to use Shep as her personal love slave, and decides to seduce him away from his fiance (a girl who vexed her back in their school days). They all meet at christmas down in a cellar nightclub that's actually a haven for witches and warlocks. She casts a love spell on him and soon he's breaking off his engagement and pursuing the witch. Ernie Kovaks comes up from mexico as a novelist who specializes in books about witchcraft, and he explains that witches can't cry or blush, unless they fall in love, but then they lose all their power. It's a silly enough plot, but I read somewhere online that the nightclub and the witches and warlocks are all supposed to represent the homosexual community scene of Greenwich village in the late 50s. Whether this was the intention of the filmmakers or not, I don't know. There is, however, a lack of comedy here. There's just not alot of comedy here. It's a pleasant enough film though, and certainly enjoyable for what it is.
    Devon B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 24, 2009
    a drama/comedy about witches which is more of a family film than a childrens film which is better i think as you've got a bit less hocus-pocus and a bit more storyline. no wiggling of noses to be seen at all. it isn't bewitched. i've not seen kim novak in anything before and she looked nice but that's about all. james stewart and jack lemmon obviously always act well and did no different here. despite it not being fantastic it is very watchable and entertaining. i guess family films just aint my cup of jagermeister. also i've never heard a cat meow like a duck quacking before. do all siamese meow like that? fucking strange
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  • Mar 17, 2008
    Enchanting comedy with a nice sense of whimsy. Jimmy and Kim are well matched and the supporting cast is perfect. The casting director was spot on the day they cast Elsa Lanchester, Hermione Gingold and Jack Lemmon, with his mischievious grin, as witches and warlock. Kim Novak was at the peak of her beauty here and her clothes not only compliment her character she looks amazing in them.
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